Serious illness and family dynamics. 1. Changes in consulting patterns of the unafflicted family members.

@article{Eijk1985SeriousIA,
  title={Serious illness and family dynamics. 1. Changes in consulting patterns of the unafflicted family members.},
  author={Jacques Th. M. van Eijk},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1985},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={61-9}
}
This article examines the effect of an acute serious illness in one member of a family on the health behaviour of other members. The number of consultations made by 92 family members before and after an acute serious illness was measured and compared with a control group of 102 people who had experienced no serious illness in their family. The coping… CONTINUE READING