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ERIC Number: EJ862091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Marshalling Social Support: A Care-Getting Model for Persons Living with Cancer
Kahana, Eva; Kahana, Boaz; Wykle, May; Kulle, Diana
Journal of Family Social Work, v12 n2 p168-193 2009
This article offers a stress theory-based conceptual framework for understanding proactive options for care-getting for patients living with cancer that is also relevant to patients living with other chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Barriers and facilitators to active efforts for obtaining responsive care from both informal and formal sources are discussed. This "care-getting" model explores benefits of proactive care-getting for diminishing physical discomfort and suffering, burden of illness and disability, and psychological distress. The authors highlight unique issues in care-getting that patients face at different stages of the life course. Implications of prior research related to the model for practice and intervention are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A