The Use of Illness as a Protective Device as Seen in a Study of Eight Children Selected From St. Vincent's Hospital
Impetus for this study grew out of the writer’s experience in the Medical Social Service Department of St. Vincent’s Hospital, in Staten Island, New York. In closely observing the Pediatric Service, it was noted that different children seem to react to illness differently. After closer investigation there seemed to be a correlation between the child’s inter-personal relationships and his use of illness. It is the writer’s feeling that the medical social worker’s responsibility is largely centered on Pediatrics Service in order that problems may be determined early and help made available with them. With this in mind, a study to show how children use illness seemed of value to the writer.
Clinical psychology|Mental health|Social work
Gosling, Elizabeth Jane, "The Use of Illness as a Protective Device as Seen in a Study of Eight Children Selected From St. Vincent's Hospital" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557690.