Adverse Social Factors in Allergic Children: A Study of Twenty Children Known to the Children's Allergy Clinic of St. Mary's Hospital
Today there is a great emphasis placed on the treatment of the individual as a whole person. As the years have passed, the concept of considering the body and the mind as one entity instead of separate entities has been rapidly gaining recognition. It is now believed that there is an inevitable interaction of one state on the other. Illness is regarded as consisting of social, psychic, and physical components and all of these factors have a decided influence on the sick person. Thus, it is important for the social worker to discover, study, control, and treat the social and emotional factors that play a role in the causation, continuance, or treatment of the person’s allergic condition. Emotional disturbances are significant components in the direct or the indirect causation of an allergy and its treatment. The study of the social and psychological components of the allergies is a comparatively new field. The doctors have been gaining an insight into the conditions, causes, and contributing factors of the allergic conditions and this illness has occupied a more prominent place in the medical world in the past decade. A great deal of exploration of the medical, social, and psychological factors of the allergic person still remains to be undertaken by the medical and related professions.
Medicine|Health care management|Social work
Maurillo, Lois Anne, "Adverse Social Factors in Allergic Children: A Study of Twenty Children Known to the Children's Allergy Clinic of St. Mary's Hospital" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509610.