Confronting Genetic Disease: Psychological Issues

Abstract

The rapid growth of knowledge in medical genetics has reshaped the face of modern medicine. The accessibility of the genetic element of many disorders introduces different psychological tasks and challenges for individuals, couples and families.

Keywords: psychological framework; individual responses; couple responses; family responses; cognitive and emotional processing

References

Rolland JS (1994) Families, Illness and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Street E and Soldan J (1998) A conceptual framework for the psychosocial issues faced by families with genetic conditions. Families, Systems and Health 16: 217–232.

Further Reading

Byng‐Hall J (1996) Rewriting Family Scripts. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Carter E and McGoldrick M (1998) The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family and Social Perspectives. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Marteau T and Richards MPM (eds.) (1996) The Troubled Helix: Social and Psychological Implications of the New Human Genetics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Rolland JS (1994) Families, Illness and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Street E (1994) Counselling for Family Problems. London, UK: Sage.

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Street, Eddy, and Evans, Christine(Sep 2006) Confronting Genetic Disease: Psychological Issues. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005936]