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Life with chronic illness [electronic resource] : social and psychological dimensions / Ariela Royer.

By: Royer, Ariela.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 211 p.).ISBN: 0313025428 (electronic bk.); 9780313025426 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Chronic diseases -- Social aspects | Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects | Chronic Disease -- psychology | Social Adjustment | MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General | MEDICAL -- Diseases | MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine | MEDICAL -- Clinical MedicineGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Life with chronic illness.DDC classification: 616/.001/9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Chronic Illness: An Overview; Part I. Characteristics and Consequences of Chronic Illness; 1. Uncertainty: A Key Characteristic of Chronic Illness; 2. The Stigma of Chronic Illness; 3. Social Isolation: A Major Consequence; Part II. Managing Chronic Illness: Adaptation; 4. Adaptation as Distinguished from Coping; 5. Factors Influencing Adaptation; Part III. Living with Chronic Illness: Normalization; 6. Factors Affecting Normalization; 7. Behavioral Strategies of Normalization; 8. Cognitive Strategies of Normalization.
Summary: Many healthcare professionals are focusing their concerns on controlling symptoms and minimizing physical distress while failing to deal with the social and psychological factors related to living with long-term chronic illness. Ariela Royer makes an important contribution to the study of health and illness behavior by showing the various strategies chronically ill people use to manage their symptoms and overcome the consequences of their particular illness, so they can live the most normal life possible and maintain their self-esteem.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-196) and index.

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Chronic Illness: An Overview; Part I. Characteristics and Consequences of Chronic Illness; 1. Uncertainty: A Key Characteristic of Chronic Illness; 2. The Stigma of Chronic Illness; 3. Social Isolation: A Major Consequence; Part II. Managing Chronic Illness: Adaptation; 4. Adaptation as Distinguished from Coping; 5. Factors Influencing Adaptation; Part III. Living with Chronic Illness: Normalization; 6. Factors Affecting Normalization; 7. Behavioral Strategies of Normalization; 8. Cognitive Strategies of Normalization.

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Many healthcare professionals are focusing their concerns on controlling symptoms and minimizing physical distress while failing to deal with the social and psychological factors related to living with long-term chronic illness. Ariela Royer makes an important contribution to the study of health and illness behavior by showing the various strategies chronically ill people use to manage their symptoms and overcome the consequences of their particular illness, so they can live the most normal life possible and maintain their self-esteem.

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