ERIC Number: ED403518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adjustment (to Environment), Chronic Illness, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Health Services, Holistic Approach, Holistic Evaluation, Medical Care Evaluation, Physician Patient Relationship, Special Health Problems
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
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.