Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Chronically ill--Counseling of; Chronic diseases--Psychological aspects;
In the next few decades, the number of chronically medically ill individuals in the United States will increase dramatically. To implement necessary interventions to improve their care, the United States health care system must make changes in the approaches used for these individuals. Counselors can play a critical role in these changes. By incorporating counselors in the care of individuals with chronic medical illnesses, the health care system will be better able to provide interventions that aid in effectively coping with the illnesses and the many psychosocial ramifications of the illnesses.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2004 Diana J. Cira
Cira, Diana J., "Chronic medical illness : the counselor's role" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 525.