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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    About the authors

    Cath Rogers-Clark

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

    Kristine Martin-McDonald

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

    Alexandra McCarthy

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Research Fellow, Centre for Nursing Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia