Accession Number:

ADA109825

Title:

Coping with Serious Illness: A Conceptual Overview,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

People who have a serious and possibly life-threatening illness are faced with a number of concerns. Foremost of these include pain, symptoms, and finding an appropriate medical treatment. Additional concerns have to do with the psychological and social impact of the illness, for example, facing possible death, not being able to work or care for ones children, and simply trying to be happy. Coping with illness refers to what a person does in response to all the concerns associated with the illness. It is increasingly recognized that how people cope with their illness may be as important as the medical care they receive in determining satisfactory outcomes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE