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Coping With Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Erin Martz
ISBN : 9780387486703
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 21. 40 MB
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This book synthesizes the expanding literature on coping styles and strategies by analyzing how individuals with CID face challenges, find and use their strengths, and alter their environment to fit their life-changing realities. The book includes up-to-date information on coping with high-profile conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury, in-depth coverage of HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, and severe mental illness, and more.

Families Living With Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Paul W. Power, CRC
ISBN : 0826155820
Genre : Medical
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To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.

Psychosocial Adaptation To Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Hanoch Livneh
ISBN : 0834209675
Genre : Medical
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Explores how people with various chronic illnesses and disabilities are affected by their conditions, how they react to and cope with them, and what factors are linked to successful psychological adaptation. After reviewing theory, methods, and measures of adaptation, focuses on various traumatic or

Dissonant Disabilities

Author : Michelle K. Owen
ISBN : 9780889614642
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This much-needed collection of original articles invites the reader to examine the key issues in the lives of women with chronic illnesses. The authors explore how society reacts to women with chronic illness and how women living with chronic illness cope with the uncertainty of their bodies in a society that desires certainty. Additionally, issues surrounding women with chronic illness in the workplace and the impact of chronic illness on women's relationships are sensitively considered.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Renee R. Taylor
ISBN : 9780387253107
Genre : Psychology
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Severe pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disruption, severe gastrointestinal distress – these hallmarks of chronic illness complicate treatment as surely as they disrupt patients’ lives, in no small part because of the overlap between biological pathology and resulting psychological distress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability cuts across formal diagnostic categories to apply proven therapeutic techniques to potentially devastating conditions, from first assessment to end of treatment. Four extended clinical case examples of patients with chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, inoperable cancer, and Crohn’s disease are used throughout the book to demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can be used to effectively address ongoing medical stressors and their attendant depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life concerns. At the same time, they highlight specific patient and therapist challenges commonly associated with chronic conditions. From implementing core CBT strategies to ensuring medication compliance, Renee Taylor offers professionals insights for synthesizing therapeutic knowledge with practical understanding of chronic disease. Her nuanced client portraits also show how individual patients can vary—even within themselves. This book offers clinicians invaluable help with - Conceptualizing patient problems - Developing the therapeutic relationship - Pacing of therapy - Cognitive restructuring - Behavioral modification - Problem solving - Fostering coping and adapting skills Taylor’s coverage is both clean and hands-on, with helpful assessments and therapy worksheets for quick reference. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability gives practitioners of CBT new insights into this population and provides newer practitioners with vital tools and tactics. All therapists will benefit as their clients can gain new confidence and regain control of their lives.

Cognitive Coping Families And Disability

Author : Ann P. Turnbull
ISBN : 1557661146
Genre : Medical
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Papers from a conference sponsored by the Beach Center on Families and Disability at the University of Kansas and the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability at the University of Minnesota.

Medical Sociology Coping With Illness

Author : Graham Scambler
ISBN : 0415317827
Genre : Delivery of Health Care
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Keeping Balance

Author : Katherine Cuthbert
ISBN : 1848762097
Genre : Chronic diseases
File Size : 41. 32 MB
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This is a book for people with MS. It is also a book for those who have other chronic diseases. Beyond that, it is a book for anyone facing challenges in their life – and, to a degree, that is most of us.

Living With The Enemy

Author : Ray Owen
ISBN : 9781317605706
Genre : Psychology
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‘This isn’t living, this is just existing.’ A long-term physical health condition – a chronic illness, or even a disability – can take over your existence. Battling against the effects of the condition can take so much of your time and energy that it feels like the rest of your life is ‘on hold’. The physical symptoms of different conditions will vary, as will the way you manage them. But the kinds of psychological stress the situation brings are common to lots of long-term health problems: worry about the future, sadness about what has been lost, frustration at changes, guilt about being a burden, friction with friends and family. You can lose your sense of purpose and wonder ‘What’s the point?’ Trapped in a war against your own illness, every day is just about the battle, and it can seem impossible to find achievement and fulfilment in life if the condition cannot be cured. It doesn’t have to be like that. Using the latest developments in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which emphasise mindfulness and acceptance, and including links to downloadable audio exercises and worksheets, this book will show you how you can live better despite your long-term condition. It will teach you to spot the ways of coping that haven’t been working for you, how to make sure that troubling thoughts and unwanted feelings don’t run your life, how to make sense of the changes in your circumstances, to make the most of today and work towards a future that includes more of the things that matter to you. If you stop fighting a losing battle, and instead learn how to live well with the enemy, then – even with your long-term condition – you’ll find yourself not simply existing, but really living again.

Psychosocial Aspects Of Chronic Illness And Disability Among African Americans

Author : Faye Z. Belgrave
ISBN : 0865692424
Genre : Medical
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An examination of psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness among African Americans.

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