Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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SAGE, Jun 22, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 530 pages
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Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives presents state-of-the-art summaries of research related to couple, marital, and family influences on health. Editors D. Russell Crane and Elaine S. Marshall, along with a distinguished group of contributors across various disciplines, bring complementary perspectives to a wide range of families and health issues. A major goal of this Handbook is to highlight common issues, concerns, and goals across diverse fields and the benefits of bringing multiple perspectives to these issues. A significant portion of the book is devoted to interventions to improve family health.
 

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Contents

Family Development in the Face of Cancer
3
An Empirical Model of the Impact
11
The Social Psychophysiology
19
Health Issues in Latino Families and Households
40
Chronic Disease and African American Families
81
Infertile Couples
96
A Biopsychosocial Perspective
113
Families and Major Mental Illness
126
FamilyCentered Health Policy Analysis
271
Using AgentBased Modeling to Simulate the Influence
291
Research on the Historical Demography of Families and Health
316
History and Current Choices for Families
361
INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE FAMILY HEALTH
377
Does DNA Determine Destiny? A Role for Medical Family Therapy With
396
Working With Families
423
Maximizing Patients Health Through Engagement With Families
438

Families Coping Styles and Health
145
Families Poverty and Childrens Health
156
Families Health and Genomics
195
The Familys Role
221
An Application of Marketing
227
Death Grief and Bereavement in Families
244
Interventions With Families of an Acutely or Critically Ill Child
451
Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Families and Health
467
Subject Index
501
About the Editors
521
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About the author (2005)

Dr. Crane is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He has written one sole author text, Fundamentals of Marital Therapy (1996) published by Taylor Francis (Brunner/Mazel), co-edited another Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Sage, 2006), and over fifty referred journal articles and book chapters. His work has as appeared in leading scholarly journals including Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, American Journal of Family Therapy, Family Process, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Families, Systems and Health, Contemporary Family Therapy and Family Therapy. He has recently completed a six year term (2000-2006) as the Director of the Families Studies Center and Associate Director for Research in the School of Family life at Brigham Young University. In addition, he has completed a six year term (2000-2006; 2006 as Chair) as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Elaine S. Marshall, R.N., Ph.D., is Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. Her research is on families and health, with particular recent focus on families with children with disabilities. She is author of the book Children's Stress and Coping: A Family Perspective (1993), for which she was awarded the New Professional Book Award by the National Council on Family Relations. She has been designated a Distinguished Writer by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and has received several awards for writing. She is the author of dozens of refereed journal articles and book chapters.  She and her husband John are the parents of nine children.

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