The Shared Experience Of Illness: Stories Of Patients, Families, And Their Therapists by Susan H. McdanielThe Shared Experience Of Illness: Stories Of Patients, Families, And Their Therapists by Susan H. Mcdaniel

The Shared Experience Of Illness: Stories Of Patients, Families, And Their Therapists

bySusan H. Mcdaniel, Jeri Hepworth, William J. Doherty

Paperback | May 1, 2003

Pricing and Purchase Info

$40.81

Earn 204 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

In the narrative of every human life and family, illness is a prominent character. Even if we have avoided serious illness ourselves, we cannot escape its reach into our circle of family and friends. Illness brings us closer to one another through caregiving and separates us through disability and death, yet little attention has been paid to personal and family illness in psychotherapy. Rather, therapists tend to focus on the psychosocial realm, leaving the biological realm to other physicians and nurses. Susan H. McDaniel, Jeri Hepworth, and William J. Doherty invited therapists who work with individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and disability to describe clinical cases that illustrate their approach to medical family therapy. Contributors then were asked to share a personal story about their experiences with illness, and to explain how those experiences affect the way they work with their clients. Vivid case studies dealing with a range of illnesses, including cancer infertility, schizophrenia, AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and multiple sclerosis, show how the therapists' own experiences of illness are relevant to their care of others-and how these experiences can be used to form a healing bond in therapy. Poignant, honest, and illuminating, The Shared Experience of Illness allows us to understand more fully the relationship between the personal and the professional.
Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Division of Family Programs in Psychiatry and co-director of Psychosocial Programs in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She lives in Rochester, New York.Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., is professor, associate residency director, and director...
Loading
Title:The Shared Experience Of Illness: Stories Of Patients, Families, And Their TherapistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465044301

ISBN - 13:9780465044306

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews