The Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life

The Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life

by Patricia A. Fennell

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The Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life by Patricia A. Fennell

THE CHRONIC ILLNESS WORKBOOK brings clarity and order to what feels like an unmanageable and isolating experience. It shows both those who are ill and those who care for them how to live a full and meaningful life despite undeniable difficulties. Using her extensive experience with chronic illness patients, Patricia Fennell has created an original, comprehensive, research-validated approach that considers not only the physical aspects of chronic illness, but the psychological, social, and economic apsects as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979640711
Publisher: Albany Health Management Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 349,018
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part I
Chapter 1The Cultural Context of Chronic Illness13
Chapter 2Illness and the Four-Phase Model27
Part II
Chapter 3Phase One: the Crisis Phase47
Chapter 4Phase Two: the Stabilization Phase95
Chapter 5Phase Three: the Resolution Phase125
Chapter 6Phase Four: the Integration Phase157
Part III
Chapter 7Getting Clinical Help and How to Manage It169
Chapter 8Caregivers, Couples, and Kids185
Chapter 9Chronic Illness and Special Situations201
Chapter 10Countertransference and Health-Care Professionals221
Final Thoughts for Your Journey231
Suggested Readings239

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