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Title The psychology of couples and illness : theory, research, and practice / edited by Karen B. Schmaling and Tamara Goldman Sher.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2000.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 407 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Basic research on the psychobiology of intimate relationships / Thomas Groth, Gabriele Fehm-Wolfsdorf and Kurt Hahlweg -- Coronary heart disease and couples / Lynn A. Rankin-Esquer, Allison Deeter, and C. Barr Taylor -- Couples coping with respiratory disorders / Karen B. Schmaling and Niloofar Afari -- Rheumatic illness and relationships : coping as a joint venture / Sharon Danoff-Burg and Tracey A. Revenson -- Couples and coping with cancer : helping each other through the night / W. Kim Halford, Jennifer L. Scott, and Jill Smythe -- Couples with HIV/AIDS / Seth C. Kalichman -- Couples and chronic pain -- Lauren Schwartz and Dawn M. Ehde -- Couples and premenstrual syndrome : patterns as moderators of symptoms? / Andrew Jones ... [et al.] -- Couples facing fertility problems / Lauri A. Pasch and Andrew Christensen -- Alcohol problems and couples : drinking in an intimate relational context / Linda J. Roberts and Kirsten D. Linney -- Couple approaches to smoking cessation / Carleton A. Palmer, Donald H. Baucom, and Colleen M. McBride -- When the bough breaks : the relationship between chronic illness in children and couple functioning / Rebecca Gaither, Kristin Bingen, and Joyce Hopkins.
Summary With the majority of adults involved in intimate relationships and chronic illness on the rise, the impact of illness on couples has become a significant area of psychological research and clinical practice. This book, representing the emerging field of the psychology of couples, examines the juncture of psychology and medicine. To begin to address how illness affects relationships, as well as how relationships influence illness, the book presents recent empirical data from psychologists who study and work with couples. Contributors explore biological and immunological research; specific illnesses, such as cancer; organ systems, such as the respiratory system; and health-related behaviors, such as smoking. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Married people -- Health and hygiene.
Unmarried couples -- Health and hygiene.
Intimacy (Psychology) -- Health aspects.
Sick -- Family relationships.
Spouses -- health and hygiene.
Single Person -- health and hygiene.
Added Author Schmaling, Karen B.
Sher, Tamara Goldman.
American Psychological Association.
Other Form: Psychology of couples and illness (print) (DLC) 99059782
ISBN 1557986495 (print)
9781557986498 (print)
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