Clinical Sociological Perspectives on Illness and Loss: The Linkage of Theory and Practice


The first text to adapt clinical sociological approaches and strategies to the problems of death and life-threatening illness. Its goal is to identify and utilize intervention and prevention techniques in dealing with terminal illness and death and dying. Focusing on the linkage between sociological theory and clinical practice, the book provides specific case analyses of particular problems such as those faced by cancer survivors, families dealing with AIDS, organ recipients, dying children and the elderly.
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