Living with Illness

1st Edition

Psychosocial Challenges


  • Cath Rogers-Clark
  • Kristine Martin-McDonald
  • Alexandra McCarthy
    • Print ISBN 9780729537506
    • Electronic ISBN

    Key Features

    • Provides a fresh innovative approach to the teaching of psychosocial nursing through extensive use of nursing research and theory.
    • Emphasis will be the voices of those living with illness with extensive use of case studies to illustrate theoretical perspectives being discussed.
    • Examines how people's experiences with health and illness are influenced by families, communities and health care systems.
    • Provides link between foundations of sociology, psychology and nursing practice.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction - Cath Rogers-Clark, Kris Martin-McDonald & Alexandra McCarthy
    2. Health, wellness, illness, healing and holism, and Nursing - Beverly Taylor, Southern Cross University
    3. Multicultural perspectives on health and illness - Don Gorman & Odette Best, University of Southern Queensland
    4. Class, poverty and illness: intersecting links - Jan Horsfall, Flinders University
    5. Constructions of chronic illness - Sally Wellard, University of Ballarat & Lenore Bedoes, Deakin University
    6. Gender and the experience of health and illness - Kathleen Fahy, University of Newcastle
    7. Ageing: living through health and illness - Colleen Cartwright, University of Queensland
    8. Living with illness in rural and remote communities - Desley Hegney, University of Southern Queensland
    9. Journeys through illness: suffering and resilience - Kris Martin-McDonald & Cath Rogers-Clark
    10. Living with illness: pain and fatigue - Alexandra McCarthy
    11. Living with loss and grief - Cynthia Schulz, La Trobe University & Elizabeth Bruce, Counselling Psychologist, Melbourne
    12. Supportive partnerships - Kate White, Edith Cowan University
    13. To care for others means first caring for one’s self - Cath Rogers-Clark
    14. Conclusion - Cath Rogers-Clark, Kris Martin-McDonald & Alexandra McCarthy


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    Churchill Livingstone Australia
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