The Effect of a Child’s Chronic Illness on the Family
Chronic illness in children may cause a disturbance in what may be called the “psychosocial metabolism” of the entire family. The baseline, homeostatic state of the family’s psychosocial metabolism will often be shifted by the child’s chronic illness. This conceptualization can be examined in two major areas: (a) The affective issues for the child and his family, and (b) The socioeconomic and physical environmental issues for the entire family.
KeywordsFatigue Depression Stein Folk
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