Psychologic Adaptation of Patients During Treatment of Acute Leukemia in Life Island Isolator

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The patient treated for leukemia in the Life Island is subjected to the possibility of a complex set of severe stresses over a prolonged period of time. It is extraordinarily difficult to separate the stress of the leukemic process alone as distinct from the reaction to the unique treatment situation. These stresses can be catagorized into two major classes:

  1. Factors influencing physico-chemical equilibrium.

  2. Factors influencing psycho-social equilibrium.