ERIC Number: EJ480846
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Functions of an Adult Sickle Cell Group: Education, Task Orientation, and Support.
Butler, Dennis J.; Beltran, Lou R.
Health & Social Work, v18 n1 p49-56 Feb 1993
Reports on development of adult sickle cell support group and provides description of psychosocial factors most prevalent in patients' lives (anxiety about death, disruption of social support network, disability, dependence on pain medication, conflicts with health care providers). Notes that support group enhanced participants' knowledge about disease, improved physician-patient relationship, and helped resolve psychosocial adjustment problems. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A