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Understanding Women's Recovery From Illness and Trauma
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Understanding Women's Recovery From Illness and Trauma



June 1999 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The author of this volume draws on real life experiences to present a practical guide to the `why' and `how' of human responses to illness. Margaret Kearney provides practical help to counsellors who may not have been exposed to many aspects of women's experiences of illness; draws extensively from the research literature and her own nursing experience to identify the common ground of women who have moved through the difficulties of illness to satisfactory outcomes.
 
Why Listen to Women
The Social and Political Context of Women's Health and Illness  
 
Reckoning and Reconciling
A Map of Women's Illness and Recovery  
 
Cancer and Heart Disease
Responding to a Tragic Diagnosis  
 
Learning to Live with It
Integrating Self and Chronic Illness  
 
Pain, Immobility and Stigma
Illness Burdens  
 
Family Violence
Recovering from Trauma Past and Present  
 
Eating Disorders and Addiction
Changing Deeply Rooted Patterns  
 
Supporting Women Toward Health
Future Directions  

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Margaret H. Kearney

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