Impact of illness on lifestyle

Lisa B. Schwartz, Patricia A. Devine, Clyde B. Schechter, Adam N. Bender

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The percentage of our population with chronic and terminal illness is on the rise, largely due to increasing numbers of elderly and advances in medical technology and chemotherapy (Forsylh, Delaney, and Gresham 1984; Wilson and Drury 1984). Cost containment is now a major issue in the health arena, causing a shift in treatment from long-term hospital stays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-21
Number of pages19
JournalLoss, Grief and Care
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Schwartz, L. B., Devine, P. A., Schechter, C. B., & Bender, A. N. (1991). Impact of illness on lifestyle. Loss, Grief and Care, 4(3-4), 3-21.