Further Reading

Atlantis, E., Fahey, P., & Foster, J. (2014). Collaborative care for comorbid depression and diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 4, e004706.

Austin, M. W., Ploughman, M., Glynn, L., & Corbett, D. (2014). Aerobic exercise effects on neuroprotection and brain repair following stroke: A systematic review and perspective. Neuroscience Research, 87, 8–15.

Corbett, D., Nguemeni, C., & Gomez-Smith, M. (2014). How can you mend a broken brain? Neurorestorative approaches to stroke recovery. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 38, 233–239.

Corrigan, P. W., & Fong, M. W. (2014). Competing perspectives on erasing the stigma of illness: What says the dodo bird? Social Science & Medicine, 103, 110–117.

Frankl, V. E. (2006; originally published in 1946). Mans search for meaning. Beacon Press. *This book describes Viktor Frankl’s experiences in several Nazi concentration camps from 1942 to 1945. Obviously, this is not about chronic illnesses, but it is relevant to this topic. The message Frankl offers is that although we might not be able to avoid suffering, what we can do is choose how to cope with it, particularly finding meaning in it, and then move forward with renewed purpose (and hope).

Kushner, H. S. (1981). When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Anchor Books.

Sontag, S. (2001). Illness as a Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors. Doubleday.

Ottenbacher, K. J., Karmarkar, A., Graham, J. E., Kuo, Y. F., Deutsch, A., Reistetter, T. A., Al Snih, S., Granger, C. V. (2014). Thirty-day hospital readmission following discharge from postacute rehabilitation in fee-for-service Medicare patients. The Journal of The American Medical Association, 311, 604–614.

Rosland, A. M., Heisler, M., & Piette, J. D. (2012). The impact of family behaviors and communication patterns on chronic illness outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 221–239.