This unique Handbook presents a wide range of chapters representing state-of-the-art summaries of research related to couple, marital, and family influences on health. In addition, coverage includes issues related to public policy, healthcare financing, and the conduct of funded research related to families and health. Coverage is broad with contributions from academics across a variety of disciplines. A major goal is to highlight common issues, concerns, and goals across diverse fields and the benefits of bringing multiple perspectives to bear on these issues. A significant portion of the handbook is also devoted to interventions to improve family health in such areas as genetically transmitted diseases, illnesses of childhood, chronic illness, caregiving, and medical family therapy.
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Author Biography - D. Russell Crane
Dr. Crane is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He has written one sole author text, Fundamentals of Marital Therapy (1996) published by Taylor Francis (Brunner/Mazel), co-edited another Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Sage, 2006), and over fifty referred journal articles and book chapters. His work has as appeared in leading scholarly journals including Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, American Journal of Family Therapy, Family Process, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Families, Systems and Health, Contemporary Family Therapy and Family Therapy. He has recently completed a six year term (2000-2006) as the Director of the Families Studies Center and Associate Director for Research in the School of Family life at Brigham Young University. In addition, he has completed a six year term (2000-2006; 2006 as Chair) as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Elaine S. Marshall, R.N., Ph.D., is Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. Her research is on families and health, with particular recent focus on families with children with disabilities. She is author of the book Children's Stress and Coping: A Family Perspective (1993), for which she was awarded the New Professional Book Award by the National Council on Family Relations. She has been designated a Distinguished Writer by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and has received several awards for writing. She is the author of dozens of refereed journal articles and book chapters. She and her husband John are the parents of nine children.