Early Interventions for Families with Chronically Ill Children

  • David M. Kaplan
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)


The initial response of the family to the diagnosis of a chronic disease is the focus of this presentation because the origins of many of the long term psychosocial problems associated with chronic disease can be traced to this early phase. For the same reason, early interventions designed to deal with these problems at their inception are critically important.


Childhood Leukemia Coping Effort Individual Coping Chronic Mental Disorder Chronic Physical Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Kaplan
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  1. 1.Stanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA

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