Psychological function in the relationship between hospital and community: A research intervention about Multiple Sclerosis and generativity

Maria Carlino, Umberto Di Toppa, Silvia Policelli, Alessandro Chiodi, Giorgia Margherita


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) organizes, in its symbolic signification of chronic disease, problematic experienced for the quality of life of women, who live motherhood, and their system of coexistence. These aspects are very important in relation to the hospitals care services which takes charge of them.
In the light of these considerations we propose a research intervention, implemented in a Multiple Sclerosis hospital care service. The study pursues the dual objective of exploring the emotional symbolizations of motherhood for women who live with MS and offering a clinical psychological intervention through a group setting within the hospital context.
We think the psychological function would be useful to address the issues came to light in the study. Through an intervention aimed at integrating the experiences related to the chronic disease and disability with those linked to the future, as generativity; and at developing common goals in the relationship between women and hospital care system.


generativity; chronic disease; hospital care system; psychological function; research intervention.

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363