Intervention Research on Families

A Pediatric Perspective
  • Ivan B. Pless


This chapter addresses three aspects of the general theme of this volume: The first is the knowledge base from which physicians who care for children operate when intervention is called for; the second is a description of programs of intervention aimed at children with chronic physical disorders; and the third is a brief review of the attempts of others to intervene at a family level within the pediatric context. This discussion is limited to consideration of interventions that are oriented toward the family (or at least toward family members other than the child) and of published studies in which at least some objective data are described. Within these limits one minor but potentially important deviation is allowed: The “pediatric context” is defined as including not only children who are cared for by pediatricians, but also those for whom primary care is provided by family physicians.


Anorexia Nervosa Family Physician Family Functioning Family Therapy Intervention Research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan B. Pless
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill-Montreal Children’s Hospital Research InstituteMontrealCanada

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