Each of us experiences health and illness as essential conditions of life. This book examines the interactions between the person and the experiece of being well or ill. It looks at the impact of being well or ill on the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of the person, and the effects that thoughts, feelings and behaviours may have on health. It is designed to be readable and integrated. It is focused on the situation of the individual within a social context. Cases are used to illustrate the content of each chapter, and provide interest for the reader. resource.