English publication

Theunissen, N.C.M. (1994). Living with end-stage renal failure: A developmental task for the adolescent. In J. J. F. Ter Laak (Ed.), Voronovo thoughts on Developmental tasks: Research program developmental psychology Utrecht-Moscow. (95-114). Utrecht : Utrecht University.


(from the Introduction:) In this contribution a new approach will be described for studying living as a chronically ill person, or more specific, as an adolescent with end-stage renal failure (ESRF). The article is based on the assumption that it is important to know more about the psychosocial load on ESRF-patients. Furthermore, it is stated that the proposed model of developmental tasks can be used to approach all kinds of chronic illnesses and can be useful for adults and adolescents as well as for children.


quality of life; children;end-stage renal failure; developmental tasks; adolescents;

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