ERIC Number: ED310105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Chronic Illness on Psychosocial Stages of Human Development.
Lapham, E. Virginia, Ed.; Shevlin, Kathleen M., Ed.
This book addresses critical issues regarding the impact of chronic illness and disability on human development. It was written for health care professionals who help chronically ill and disabled persons deal with the psychological and social as well as the biological aspects of their illness or disability. An expanded version of Erik Erikson's eight stages of human development provides the theoretical framework for the book. Erikson's theories present a biopsychosocial approach to stages of development. He identified maturational crises or "anticipated crises" of development that must be mastered before an individual can progress to the next stage. In each chapter of the book, one of Erikson's "anticipated crises" of development is reviewed and then the "unanticipated crisis" of a chronic illness is introduced. Questions are then raised about how individuals in each developmental stage can resolve the maturational crisis in the face of the environmental crisis. (JD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Affiliation Need, Chronic Illness, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Maturity (Individuals), Social Psychology, Special Health Problems
National Maternal and Child Health Warehouse, 38th and R Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Medical Center