Adolescents with sickle-cell anemia deal with life and death.

Abstract

Confusion associated with the developmental problems of adolescence is intensified and prolonged for those suffering from sickle-cell anemia. Feelings of isolation and dependence due to a life-threatening disease can impede the transition to responsible, self-actualizing maturity. Weekly group meetings with nine young women suffering form sickle-cell anemia… (More)

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