Family Resilience and Chronic Illness: Interdisciplinary and Translational Perspectives.
Emerging Issues in Family and Individual Resilience ; 1
Welch, Ginger L. Harrist, Amanda W.
xvi, 227 p.
Springer International Publishing AG
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New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-460-1500 800-SPRINGER
This interdisciplinary volume offers theoretical, empirical, and practical insights into the strengths of families beset by chronic health issues. Featuring topics that run the lifespan from infancy to late adulthood, its coverage reflects both the diversity of family challenges in long-term illness and the wealth of effective approaches to intervention. Special chapters address: using a life-world approach to understand family resilience; helping families survive and thrive after preterm births; enhancing coping and resilience among families of individuals with sickle cell diseases; translational research and clinical applications in the management of cystic fibrosis; improving physician self-efficacy and reducing provider bias by using a family science approach to pediatric obesity treatment; teamwork and family resilience during transition of pediatric solid organ transplant patients to adult care; strengthening families facing breast cancer; fostering resilience among older adults living with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis; and the unfolding of unique problems in later life families. A chapter on the risk and resilience of children and families involved with the foster care system discusses child protection in the United States and the health needs of children in foster care that stem from genetics and epigenetics, prenatal and birth conditions, environmental conditions, acute and chronic diseases, and the child’s response to their environment, expressed as behavioral problems or high-risk behaviors. Adult health outcomes of child abuse and neglect survivors are described, as well as social outcomes children in foster care, barriers to health care access and delivery, and strategies for delivering health care and mental health services to children in foster care. Numerous references.
CHRONIC DISEASES; FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS; RESILIENCE; COPING SKILLS; PHYSICIAN PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS; FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; foster children; mental health services