More than ten percent of the population of North America have disabilities or chronic illnesses. Persons who acquire disabilities have many issues to face. Psychosocial adjustment can be difficult as they reconcile losses and explore strengths. Societal attitudes and policies create barriers to full functioning. Latter-day Saints with disabilities many face the additional challenge of reconciling spiritual beliefs with physical reality. This paper addresses the implications of disability and chronic illnesses with special attention to issues unique to Mormonism. Suggestions for professional intervention are provided.
Marckelprang, Romel W.
"Developing Positive Attitudes and Approaches When Working with Persons with Disabilities,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol15/iss2/3