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Reaching Out to the Chronically Ill Homebound

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Publication Date: September 1979

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Fred E. Ochs

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for the chronically ill)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Social Services; Health

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author discusses special problems encountered in reaching out to and working with the chronically ill homebound population. He further examines attitudes and characteristics of the lay and professional community toward involvement with the chronically ill, as well as the attitudes and characteristics of the clients themselves and their families. The major hurdle in serving this population, asserts the author, is overcoming prejudices, anxieties and unreal fantasies regarding the chronically ill among professionals and the lay community.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.1, Fall 1979.