Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Virtue Based Model.

Kim, J. H., McMahon, B. T., Hawley, C., Brickham, D., Gonzalez, R., & Lee, D. H. (2016). Psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability: A virtue based model. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1-11.

Abstract: Purpose Psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability (CID) is an area of study where a positive psychology perspective, especially the study of virtues and character strengths, can be implemented within the rehabilitation framework. A carefully developed theory to guide future interdisciplinary research is now timely. Methods A traditional literature review between philosophy and rehabilitation psychology was conducted in order to develop a virtue-based psychosocial adaptation theory, merging important perspectives from the fields of rehabilitation and positive psychology. Results The virtue-based psychosocial adaptation model (V-PAM) to CID is proposed in the present study. Conclusions The model involves five qualities or constructs: courage, practical wisdom, commitment to action, integrity and emotional transcendence. Each of these components of virtue contributes to an understanding of psychosocial adaptation. The present study addresses the implications and applications of V-PAM that will advance this understanding.

Read the article: Kim, J. H., McMahon, B. T., Hawley, C., Brickham, D., Gonzalez, R., & Lee, D. H. (2016). Psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability: A virtue based model. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1-11.



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