Developmental Stages and Illness

  • Margaret E. Backman


To Linda, a young mother with renal failure, death means deserting her own baby as she had been deserted by her divorced parents. She thought she had overcome the sadness and conflicts from the past, but now as her physical condition begins to worsen, she finds herself experiencing the feelings as strongly as ever.


Physical Restraint Toilet Training Primary Caretaker Early Childhood Experience Emotional Maladjustment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret E. Backman
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  1. 1.Office of Health ServicesBarnard College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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