ERIC Number: EJ375949
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
The "Psychosomatic Family" Reconsidered: Diabetes in Context.
Coyne, James C.; Anderson, Barbara J.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v14 n2 p113-23 Apr 1988
Disputes that original data of Minuchin, Rosman and Baker (1978) support their assertions that some diabetic patients' physiological disturbance serves a function in their families. Concludes that their psychosomatic family model decontextualizes families, assigning to them characteristics more appropriately seen as reflections of the disease process, the families' coping tasks, and the families' relationship with the health care system. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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