Communal Coping and Adjustment to Chronic Illness: Theory Update and Evidence.

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We present a theory of communal coping that describes an optimal pathway to patient adjustment among couples in which one person faces a chronic illness. Communal coping consists of a shared illness appraisal (i.e., person perceives illness as a joint rather than individual problem) and collaboration with a partner to manage the illness. We present a model… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1088868317735767

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