Finding the Heart of Medical Family Therapy: A Content Analysis of Medical Family Therapy Casebook Articles

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Abstract

In an effort to identify the essential ingredients of medical family therapy, a content analysis of 15 peer-reviewed case studies in medical family therapy was conducted. The case studies were published from 1996 to 2007 in Families, Systems, & Health. Through a qualitative content analysis, three main themes emerged that describe the essence of the practice of medical family therapy: (1) The patient's multisystemic experience of disease, (2) treatment is about caring, not just caregiving, and (3) elevating the patient as collaborator in the care team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-196
Number of pages13
JournalFamilies, Systems and Health
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Biopsychosocial-spiritual
  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative healthcare
  • Medical family therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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