Chronic Illness and Disability

Chronic Illness and Disability

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Chronic Illness and Disability by Catherine Chilman, Fred Cox, Elam Nunnally

A conceptual base for theory building, clinical practice and research in the area of chronic and life-threatening illness opens this volume, which then addresses such pertinent issues as: the physical, emotional and financial problems faced by families with children having developmental and learning difficulties; chronically ill children or elderly members; and available forms of treatment for the chronically ill or physically impaired. The contributors also consider boundary ambiguity experienced by families of Alzheimer's patients and an outline for psychotherapy for the relatives of dementia patients. Finally, problems of social policy, including inequitable and inaccessible financing, are addressed and some possible solutions offered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803927032
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/01/1988
Series: Families in Trouble Series , #2
Pages: 288

Table of Contents

A Conceptual Model of Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness and Its Impact on Families - John S Rolland
Chronic Illness in Children and Its Impact on Families - Joan M Patterson
Chronic Health Problems of the Elderly - James Blackburn
Alzheimer's Disease and Ambiguous Loss - Pauline Boss, Wayne Caron and Joan Horbal
Psychotherapy with Families Caring for a Mentally Impaired Elderly Member - Marilyn J Bonjean
Robert F Schilling, Steven Paul Schinke and Maura A Kirkham
The Impact of Developmental Disabilities and Other Learning Deficits on Families
Helping Families with Developmentally Disabled Members - Robert F Schilling
Implications of Chronic Illness for Family Treatment - William J Doherty
Public Policies and Families - Catherine S Chilman
Social Policies - Margaret Walkover
Understanding their Impact on Families with Impaired Members

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