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ERIC Number: ED403518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 112
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55620-144-3
ISSN: ISSN-1071-8885
Counseling Families with Chronic Illness. Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
McDaniel, Susan H., Ed.
Regardless of whether a patient's health-care provider works from a traditional biomedical or a new biopsychosocial model, therapists and counselors need to work with patients and their families challenged by the onset of a serious illness. This book addresses this need and outlines the five goals of medical family therapy: (1) help the family accept the illness and then develop a manageable treatment plan; (2) strengthen the patient's healing potential; (3) help maintain an individual and family identity apart from the illness; (4) open lines of communication; and (5) resolve old conflicts in new ways. Essays include: (1) "Opening the Door to Collaboration with Physicians" (Rae J. Schilling and David L. Stoller); (2) "Collaboration between Family Therapists and Physicians: An Interview with Thomas L. Campbell, M.D." (Susan H. McDaniel); (3) "Families and AIDS: The Medical Family Therapy Approach" (Jeri Hepworth and others); (4) "Language, Silence, and Somatic Fixation" (David B. Seaburn); (5) "Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Families with Chronically Ill Members" (Michael C. Gottlieb); and (6) "Personal Ease, Physical Disease, and Intergenerational Family Experience" (Donald S. Williamson). (RJM)
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-4400 (Order Number 72670, $17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.