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Acute Health Problems and Interventions for the Midlife Family

  • By: Mary Ruth Griffin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

Midlife can be defined in various ways, including by chronological age, by life stage, or by developmental age. Despite the various definitions, it is often in midlife when an individual may assume the role of caregiver for an ill family member or may become ill him- or herself. This entry discusses health counseling and education for patients and families during the midlife stage, including the issues associated with becoming a caretaker and interventions for the entire family.

Health Counseling and Education

Due to increasing service demands, insurance pressures, and rising health care costs, individuals tend to spend less time in recuperation under direct supervision of medical care professionals following major medical events. Hospital stays are shorter and time for health counseling and education of patients and families ...

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