Part I: An introduction to coping theory and research / H. Livneh and E. Martz -- Psychodynamic and cognitive theories of coping / C.L. Radnitz and L. Tiersky -- Hierarchical coping : a conceptual framework for understanding coping within the context of chronic illness and disability / J. Chronister and F. Chan -- The social context of coping / J.F. Kosciulek -- Reauthoring the self : chronic sorrow and posttraumatic stress following the onset of CID / S. Roos and R.A. Neimeyer -- Adaptive tasks and methods of coping with illness and disability / R.H. Moos and C.J. Holahan. Part II: Coping with AIDS : the challenges of an evolving disease / J. Walkup and L. Cramer-Berness -- Coping with arthritis : from vulnerability to resilience / B.W. Smith and J. Dalen -- Coping with burn injury: research summary and a new model of the influence of coping on psychological complications / J.A. Fauerbach, M.G. Bresnick and M.T. Smith -- Coping with cancer : findings on research and intervention studies / S.L. Manne -- Coping with diabetes : psychological determinants of diabetes outcomes / J. Wagner and H. Tennen -- Coping with epilepsy : research and interventions / M. Bishop and C.A. Allen -- Coping with heart disease : implications for prevention and treatment / K.K. Bennett and J.L. Boothby -- Coping with multiple sclerosis : considerations and interventions / K. McNulty -- Coping with chronic pain : a stress-appraisal coping model / B.E. Thorn and K.E. Dixon -- Coping with severe mental illness : a multifaceted approach / S. Kravetz and D. Roe -- Coping with spinal cord injuries : wholeness is a state of mind / E. Martz and H. Livneh -- Coping with traumatic brain injury : existential challenges and managing hope / J.H. Hinkebein and R.C. Stucky -- Appendix of commonly used coping instruments.
Individuals' responses to their chronic illness or disability (CID) vary widely. Some are positive and productive, some negative and self-defeating, and some have elements of both. This book analyzes how individuals with CID face challenges, find and use their strengths, and alter their environment to fit their life-changing realities.