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Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

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Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

SKU# 9780826155818

Interventions, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author: Paul W. Power CRC


  • Arthur E. Dell Orto PhD, CRC

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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 

  • Publication Date July 20, 2004
  • Page Count 308
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826155818
  • EISBN 9780826155825

Table of Contents 

    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