Handbook of Families and Health
- D. Russell Crane - Brigham Young University, USA
- Elaine S. Marshall - Brigham Young University, USA
Family Studies | Health Psychology | Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine
Coverage is broad with contributions from academics across a variety of disciplines. A major goal is to highlight common issues, concerns, and goals across diverse fields and the benefits of bringing multiple perspectives to bear on these issues. A significant portion of the handbook is also devoted to interventions to improve family health in such areas as genetically transmitted diseases, illnesses of childhood, chronic illness, caregiving, and medical family therapy.
"...Though primarily intended as a source and a review of the literature for scholars and investigators...it has much to offer clinicians. It should be of particular value to those who work in the areas of chronic medical illness and mental disorders, death and dying, and health care of minority groups and underserved populations... In summary, this is one of the better works in a long line of scholarly compendiums of research and reviews on the relationship among families, health, and health care. The book moves the field along for investigators and policymakers and is of reasonable interest to clinicians."
"Crane and Marshall have edited a rich text of chapters. Geared toward students, researchers, and practitioners from different health-related disciplines, the text brings attention to an understudied and at times undervalued component of healthcare-the family. Major strengths of this book include the range of issues covered, a highly readable writing style (which is often hard to achieve in an edited text), wide representation of different disciplines, and a strong focus on the family as the unit of care. The editing is so skillful that readers will value it as a resource and may find themselves asking at the end, "When it the next edition coming out and how can I get my work included?"