Managing Chronic Illness: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

Pages: 439
Item #: 4317550
ISBN: 978-1-55798-300-8
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1995
Format: Hardcover
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This volume focuses on chronic illnesses, such as coronary heart disease and cancer, that, taken together, have displaced infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in industrialized nations. Contributors describe assessment instruments, therapeutic interventions, and disease management, as well as such topics as the integration of the biopsychosocial model into health regimens, the sometimes-thorny nature of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, the influences of culture and of the family system, and treatment approaches for those who are chronically ill or dying.

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