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Life-span development: a review of theory and practice for families with chronically ill members.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2672227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While the family's primacy in the patient's adaptation to chronic illness increasingly is being recognized by health professionals and social scientists, the reverse side of the coin, that is, the impact of chronicity on the family, has received little attention. A life-span development perspective is used to enrich the more traditional frameworks employed to study family development and also as a unifying framework from which to view the impact of illness on individual family members and the family as a unit. A review of selected literature reveals a profile of families most at risk for serious disruption in situations involving chronic illness. Propositions suggesting interventions directed at patients and families experiencing chronicity are derived.
S H Rankin; D P Weekes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0889-7182     ISO Abbreviation:  Sch Inq Nurs Pract     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-11     Completed Date:  1989-10-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709011     Medline TA:  Sch Inq Nurs Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-22     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Chronic Disease / nursing,  psychology*
Human Development*
Models, Psychological

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