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Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability

Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability

Hanoch Livneh and Richard F. Antonak

Chronic illness and disability are a common experience in the lives of many individuals. This book discusses in depth the psychosocial adaptation of the person to 18 commonly encountered chronic illnesses and disabilities, along with the characteristics associated with the successful and unsuccessful adaptation. The illnesses are divided into four groupings: sudden onset disabilities, disease-related health disorders, sensory impairments, and neurological and neuromuscular disabilities. The book presents a comprehensive review of 20 instruments that are used to measure psychosocial adaptation, information that is currently scattered among numerous journals and monographs and has never before been synthesised. The book also outlines some of the major counselling intervention strategies applied to persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

 

471 pages, 1997, hardcover ISBN 0-83420-967-5

10801...Psychosocial Adaptation to

Chronic Illness and Disability