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Growing Up with a Chronic Disease : The Impact on Children and Their Families - Christine Eiser

Growing Up with a Chronic Disease

The Impact on Children and Their Families

Paperback Published: 1st April 1993
ISBN: 9781853021688
Number Of Pages: 240

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The presence of a chronically sick or handicapped child in the family places considerable physical and emotional strain on parents, healthy siblings, and even extended relations. This book, drawing on theoretical and practical sources, acknowledges the potential for distress involved in caring for a sick child but also emphasizes the coping resources and skills that can be, and frequently are, adopted by families. The author demonstrates that the consequences of chronic childhood disease vary systematically with the development of the child, and suggests ways in which coping resources can be developed and promoted.

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Christine Eiser's well researched message is that compliance and prognosis can both improve when those growing up with a chronic disease feel better understood. By such improved interaction, both the carers and the cared for are significantly more likely to exchange sinking hearts for lifted spirits. -- British Medical Journal This is a book that will be of value to all professionals working with chronic childhood illness. It should certainly be in every paediatric library, and on the shelves of any mental health professional who works with this group of children. -- Maternal and Child Health combines practice and research in such a way as to make it of value to psychologists, social workers, nurses and doctors, as well as child care specialists. -- Disability Times

Preface and overviewp. 7
Chronic Disease: The Nature of the Challengep. 11
Chronic Disease in Infancyp. 29
The Importance of School for Normal Developmentp. 46
'Storm and Stress': The Impact of Chronic Disease During Adolescencep. 70
Concepts of Stress and Copingp. 93
Mothers and Fathersp. 114
Impact of Chronic Disease on Parents and their Relationships with their Childrenp. 134
Consequences of Parenting Styles for Childrens' Adjustment to Treatmentp. 155
The Impact of Chronic Disease on Sibling Relationshipsp. 175
Towards a Comprehensive System of Care for Children with Chronic Diseasep. 196
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ISBN: 9781853021688
ISBN-10: 1853021687
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32