The Impact of Illness on the Family

  • Bill D. Burr
  • Byron J. Good
  • Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good


This chapter deals with the impact of illness on the family. Our exploration of the subject focuses on an understanding of illness as opposed to disease, the meaning of illness for the family, the typical family illness trajectory that can be observed when a member of the family is ill, and on guidance to the family physician in dealing with illness.


Cystic Fibrosis Anorexia Nervosa Family Physician Explanatory Model Childhood Leukemia 
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  • Bill D. Burr
  • Byron J. Good
  • Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good

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