Chronic pain and “effective” family functioning: A re-examination of the McMaster Model of Family Functioning
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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.
KeywordsChronic Pain Health Psychology Optimal Level Social Issue Family Functioning
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