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Adult Adjustment to Chronic Illness: A Review of the Literature

Adult Adjustment to Chronic Illness: A Review of the Literature The uncertain nature and erratic course of chronic illnesses pose unique challenges for those diagnosed. To help the growing numbers of nongeriatric adult clients with chronic illness, social workers are obliged to develop a substantial awareness surrounding the topic. An assessment of each client's developmental needs and an understanding of how that individual copes with emotional loss are critical to providing psychosocial assistance most effectively. This article surveys the current professional literature regarding adjustment to chronic illness and addresses its significance and implications for social workers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health & Social Work Oxford University Press

Adult Adjustment to Chronic Illness: A Review of the Literature

Health & Social Work , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 1, 1997

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Oxford University Press
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0360-7283
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1545-6854
DOI
10.1093/hsw/22.1.5
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Abstract

The uncertain nature and erratic course of chronic illnesses pose unique challenges for those diagnosed. To help the growing numbers of nongeriatric adult clients with chronic illness, social workers are obliged to develop a substantial awareness surrounding the topic. An assessment of each client's developmental needs and an understanding of how that individual copes with emotional loss are critical to providing psychosocial assistance most effectively. This article surveys the current professional literature regarding adjustment to chronic illness and addresses its significance and implications for social workers.

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Health & Social WorkOxford University Press

Published: Feb 1, 1997

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