Death and Chronic Incapacity: Long Term Follow-Up on Adaptive Stresses in a Family
Medical illness is a leveler, striking people from all walks of life with diverse coping skills and abilities. Our orientation to severely stressed and distressed families needs to encompass the inherent coping skill potential of a family as well as the severity and chronicity of the coping task being faced by the family. Further, our family theories and family therapies must begin to tackle the task of providing useful insights into the treatment of psychologically normal and healthy but overwhelmingly stressed families, rather than concentrating exclusively on the treatments of the psychologically ill.
KeywordsFamily Therapy Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Medical Illness Asthma Center Status Asthmaticus
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