Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disability
Seyed Reza. Alvani, Seyed Mehrshad. Parvin Hosseini, Shokoofeh. Alvani

This study extends research on living with chronic illness and acquired disability by examining how psychosocial adaptation processes are changed and which elements are influenced during this process. The first outlines describe some general features and definitions of social adaptation and other relevant criteria on the base of our study. Secondly this paper tries to highlights some recent empirical studies of chronic illness to illustrate some of main stages. Which include: Theoretical background to the concepts of acceptance and denial to chronic illness Challenges to the relevance of acceptance and denial and alternative interpretations of illness experience. This paper argues that psychosocial approach needs to recognize the positive actions people take as well as the problems they face because of their chronic illness.

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