Developmental and family factors

Arden-Close, Emily and Eiser, Christine (2010) Developmental and family factors. In, French, David, Vedhara, Kavita, Kaptein, Ad A. and Weinman, John (eds.) Health Psychology. 2nd Edition. Chichester, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 372-383.


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This chapter will provide an overview of two major topics. The first section will focus on children’s perceptions and experience of illness in themselves and their families. This section will review evidence from studies examining the psychological impact of illness as well as those which have evaluated interventions to improve outcome.
The second section focuses on the role of the family in illness. This covers ways in which couples cope with illness, and the impact of support provided. The final section examines the impact on the family of a child’s illness and the role of interventions in facilitating coping and outcomes

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9781405194600 (hardback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology > Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 210315
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20 August 2010Published
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 11:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:49

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