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The Challenge of Pediatric Medical Illness to Family Theory and Family Therapy

  • Adolph E. Christ
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)

Abstract

What are the challenges that medical illness brings to the mental health profession? A number will emerge in the chapters that follow. The one I would like to emphasize is: Can we reorient our perspective and deal with those problems in the family with a medically ill child that might require us to alter our basic psychiatric perspectives, theories, and therapies, rather than, as we have in the past, with the applications of our theories and expertise to the physically ill child and his family?

Keywords

Family Therapy Medical Illness Child Psychiatry Family Theory Structural Family Therapy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolph E. Christ
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate Medical Center-Kings County HospitalBrooklynUSA

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