AbstractsSocial Work

Social emotional factors in children with bronchial asthma.

by R.M. Sinclair

Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Social Work.
Degree: MA.
Year: 1948
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1567585
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile125260.pdf


This study was begun on the suggestion of two physicians in the Allergy Clinic at the ChildrenTs Memorial Hospital in Montreal. They had noted that, out of a group of about one hundred and twenty-five children whom they were treating, most responded well to treatment but a few responded poorly. All were receiving the same instructions and medications. The physicians believed that there might be social and/or emotional factors which hampered the response to treatment in certain cases. It was for this reason that they consulted the Social Service Department of the hospital in regard to a special review of these cases. This was the first opportunity for such co-operative work as the Social Service Department had been newly opened three months previously, after a lapse of five years.[...]