Coping with the stress of illness.

@article{Lazarus1992CopingWT,
  title={Coping with the stress of illness.},
  author={Richard Stanley Lazarus},
  journal={WHO regional publications. European series},
  year={1992},
  volume={44},
  pages={
          11-31
        }
}
How can we cope better, or help others to do so? The answer to this depends on knowing what an individual is coping with. This, in turn, depends on the appraisal, by the individual concerned, of the significance of what is happening for well-being--in effect, the source of harm, threat, challenge. Cases of myocardial infarction, cancer and chronic pain have some harms, threats, and challenges in common but there are also unique factors in each illness. The patient with a chronic illness is… CONTINUE READING

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