Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 489–503 | Cite as

Chronic pain and “effective” family functioning: A re-examination of the McMaster Model of Family Functioning

  • Ranjan Roy


This paper attempts to explore the relevance and applicability of the McMaster Model of Family Functioning. It is suggested that what is construed as effective family functioning by the McMaster Model may not be feasible and different standards are needed to determine optimal level of functioning in families with a chronically sick member.


Chronic Pain Health Psychology Optimal Level Social Issue Family Functioning 
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© Human Sciences Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Roy
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  1. 1.Faculty of Social Work and Department of PsychiatryUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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