What are the special needs of chronically ill young people?

Olsson, C. A., Sawyer, S. M. and Boyce, M. 2000, What are the special needs of chronically ill young people?, Australian family physician, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 299-300.


Title What are the special needs of chronically ill young people?
Author(s) Olsson, C. A.
Sawyer, S. M.
Boyce, M.
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 29
Issue number 4
Start page 299
End page 300
Total pages 2
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of publication Jolimont, Vic.
Publication date 2000
ISSN 0300-8495
Keyword(s) adolescent
article
chronic disease
human
peer group
social support
Summary Although significant advances have been made in the treatment of serious disease, there remains much scope for assisting young people in adjusting to life with a chronic medical condition. Commonly, chronically ill young people experience lower emotional well being than their healthy peers. Conventional approaches to promoting emotional well being have involved referring young people and their families to an appropriate public mental health service or psychologist/psychiatrist in private practice. However, there is increasing interest in the use of peer support programs. Support groups such as the ChIPS program aim to promote positive adjustment to chronic illness by bring together young people facing similar circumstances. It is maintained that by increasing connections between chronically ill young people, emotional well being can be enhanced.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2000, Australian Family Physician
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043821

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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