[Chronic disease and family problems: a descriptive model for the pediatrician].

@article{HulstijnDirkmaat1984ChronicDA,
  title={[Chronic disease and family problems: a descriptive model for the pediatrician].},
  author={I Hulstijn-Dirkmaat and A. T. M. Brugman-Boezeman and T J Heezen and L W van der Schot-de Jong},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor kindergeneeskunde},
  year={1984},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          134-8
        }
}
Starting from Minuchin's system interaction model on so-called psychosomatic families, and based on theories about coping with serious life events, the tasks are described that have to be faced by families with a severe ill or handicapped child. From clinical psychological practice it is learned that the majority of the families can cope adequately with the illness of their child. In a few families however serious problems emerge that impede the growth and development of the sick child… CONTINUE READING

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