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Provides a model to analyze the impact of chronic illness on the large population, patients and families, who are affected by it. Illustrates a systematic approach for psychosocial assessment and interventions. This text brings together ideas from extensive research and provides a perspective on chronic illness throughout the lifespan. Through case studies and a well researched nursing model, the book provides innovative approaches for the hospital and community-based nurse. Special features include a review of literature specific to chronicity, excellent diagrams and charts to highlight content, and chapters on time, coping, orientation to life, and stressors.