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Chronic Illness and Disability

  • Stanley E. Sagov
  • Irving Kenneth Zola


Advances in medical diagnosis and treatment as well as shifting patterns of illness have brought about an increase in the number of patients afflicted with chronic illness and disability. The management of these patients entails unique stresses not only for those afflicted and their families but also for physicians and other health care providers. This chapter explores some of the barriers to effective care posed by these stresses and the resources a family physician may use to overcome them.


Chronic Illness Down Syndrome Family Physician Family Therapy Health Care Team 
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  • Stanley E. Sagov
  • Irving Kenneth Zola

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