Current Topics in Mental Health

Coping with Physical Illness

Editors: Moos, Rudolf (Ed.)

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This book discusses how human beings cope with serious physical ill­ ness and injury. A conceptual model for understanding the process of coping with the crisis of illness is provided, and basic adaptive tasks and types of coping skills are identified. The major portion of the book is organized around various types of physical illness. These physical illnesses, which almost all people face either in themselves or their family members, raise common relevant coping issues. The last few sections cover "the crisis of treatment," emphasizing the importance of unusual hospital environments and radical new medical treatments, of stresses on professional staff, and of issues related to death and the fear of dying. The material highlights the fact that people can successfully cope with life crises such as major ill­ ness and injury, rather than the fact that severe symptoms and/or breakdowns sometimes occur. The importance of support from professional care-givers, such as physicians, nurses, and social workers, and from family, friends, and other sources of help in the community, is emphasized. Many of the selections include case examples which serve to illustrate the material. Coping with Physical Illness has been broadly conceived to meet the needs of a diverse audience. There is substantial information about how human beings cope with illness and physical disability, but this material has never been collected in one place.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Crisis of Physical Illness: An Overview

    Moos, Rudolf H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Chronic Grief

    Jackson, Pat Ludder

    Pages 27-34

  • Maternal Reaction to the Loss of Multiple Births

    Burnell, George M.

    Pages 35-41

  • Counseling Parents after the Birth of an Infant with Down’s Syndrome

    Golden, Deborah A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Bearing Cancer

    Hinton, John

    Pages 59-72

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4684-2258-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coping with Physical Illness
Editors
  • Rudolf Moos
Series Title
Current Topics in Mental Health
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Publishing Corporation
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-2256-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-2256-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-2258-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 440
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