||Some economic and emotional problems of the tuberculosis
patient and his family.
||PUBLIC HEALTH REP 1948, 63, 448-455.
The basic economic difficulties and some of the
major problems of patients in the United States, created and intensified
by TB, are discussed in this paper. Two major economic problems
are listed. Provision for economic care ranges from little assistance
in some communities to a minimum relief standard in others, with
many intermediate variations. Concerning, emotional problems, those
connected to the acceptance of diagnosis are of great significance.
Several representative cases are described to illustrate the varying
emotions patients experience. There is a growing interest to extend
social services to address the above social problems and the social
worker plays an important role in studying, evaluating and treating
the social and economic problems of TB patients.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-ECONOMICS; SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; USA.