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Uncertainty in Chronic Illness

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In this chapter, the research on uncertainty in chronic illness is reviewed and critiqued. Two theoretical perspectives of uncertainty that can be applied across the range of chronic illness are presented. Research on the causes and consequences of uncertainty in chronic illness are considered and critiqued. The review addresses research on adults and on parents of chronically ill children. Conclusions include the areas requiring further investigation.
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Keywords: Chronic Illness; Hope; Life Transitions; Management of Uncertainty; Uncertainty

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: 01 January 1999

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