The Individual and Family Life Cycle

  • Eliana C. Korin
  • Monica McGoldrick
  • Marlene F. Watson

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  1. Carter B, McGoldrick M: The Expanded Facility Life Cycle: Individual, Faculty, and Social Perspectives, ed 3. Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 1999. A classic text in the field of family systems that presents a well-conceptualized view of the family as it evolves through the life cycle. A must-read for medical providers interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in family work.Google Scholar
  2. Rolland J: Families, Illness and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model. New York, Basic Books Inc, 1994. A most useful text which provides a conceptual framework—a psychosocial typology and time phases of illness—which integrates chronic illness, disability, family and the individual life cycle.Google Scholar
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  5. Doherty WJ, Baird MP: Family Therapy and Family Medicine: Towards the Primary Care of Families. New York, Guilford Press, 1983. This pioneering book introduces a family-oriented model to medical practice applying family therapy theory and techniques. It is practical, clearly written, and still remarkably up-to-date even though it was published in the early 1980s.Google Scholar

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  • Eliana C. Korin
  • Monica McGoldrick
  • Marlene F. Watson

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