Developing group treatment for a pediatric diabetic population: The Bellevue experiment
This article describes the development of a group psychotherapy, treatment program for a diabetic pediatric outpatient clinic at Bellevue Hospital. Relevant literature concerning chronic illness, juvenile onset diabetes, group psychotherapy and group treatment of chronic illness patients is reviewed and discussed. A description and rationale for the development of the Bellevue Diabetes groups is then offered. The difficulties and specific problems encountered in working with an inner city population are given special attention, and implications for further treatment and studies are highlighted.
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