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The Crisis of Physical Illness: An Overview

  • Rudolf H. Moos
  • Vivien Davis Tsu
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)

Abstract

The human capacity to overcome the pain and suffering of severe physical disease is immense. People often continue to function under the most harrowing life circumstances. How can this be? Why don’t people simply give up under the stress of severe physical illness? What are the tasks which they must successfully negotiate? What are the coping skills which facilitate effective recovery? How can medical staff enhance the psychological healing process? This book is addressed to these questions.

Keywords

Coping Strategy Coping Skill Physical Illness Rheumatic Heart Disease Psychosomatic Medicine 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf H. Moos
    • 1
  • Vivien Davis Tsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford University Medical Center and Veterans Administration HospitalPalo AltoUSA

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