Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Interventions, Challenges, and Opportunities / Edition 1

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Interventions, Challenges, and Opportunities / Edition 1

by Paul W. Power
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826155812

ISBN-13: 9780826155818

Pub. Date: 07/20/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to

Overview

To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion.

This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826155818
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Series:
Springer Series on Rehabilitation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I: Family Dynamics in Illness and Disability
  1. Perspectives on Illness and Disability
  2. Children with Disabilities and the Family
  3. Impact of Illness and Disability on Adults
  4. Family Response to Illness and Disability

  5. Part II: Family Interventions
  6. An Approach to Family Assessment
  7. An Intervention Approach
  8. Group Counseling: A Resource for Families Living with Illness or Disability
  9. Interacting with Health Professionals: Family Needs and Perspectives

  10. Part III: Selected Family Issues
  11. Alcohol: An Illness, Disability, and Family Perspective
  12. Challenges and Issues in Caregiving and Respite Care
  13. Loss, Grief, and Grieving: Family Issues
  14. Reflections and Considerations

  15. Index

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