Life with Chronic Illness: Social and Psychological Dimensions

Synopsis

Many healthcare professionals are focusing their concerns on controlling symptoms and minimizing physical distress while failing to deal with the social and psychological factors related to living with long-term chronic illness. Ariela Royer makes an important contribution to the study of health and illness behavior by showing the various strategies chronically ill people use to manage their symptoms and overcome the consequences of their particular illness, so they can live the most normal life possible and maintain their self-esteem.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Alvin Gouldner
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998