Factors Affecting Coping of Adolescents and Infants on a Reverse Isolation Unit

  • Margarita Kutsanellou-Meyer
  • Grace Hyslop Christ


The treatment of such life-threatening diseases as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and severe combined immunodeficiency disease has greatly increased at least the short-term survival of many patients. The medical treatments used, however, are replete with extraordinary stress to patients, their families, and the medical and nursing staff. Bone marrow transplantation performed with in the milieu of a reverse isolation unit is a treatment of this dimension.


Bone Marrow Transplantation Aplastic Anemia Dyadic Relationship Genetic Transmission Severe Combine Immunodeficiency Disease 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarita Kutsanellou-Meyer
    • 1
  • Grace Hyslop Christ
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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