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PCHC Positive Coping with Health Conditions
About PCHC

CoverHow was Positive Coping with Health Conditions (PCHC) developed?

Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook and accompanying materials have been authored by Dan Bilsker, PhD, RPsych, Joti Samra, PhD, RPsych, Elliot Goldner, MD, FRC(P), MHSc, scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions.  These scientist-practitioners are with the Consortium for Organizational Mental Healthcare (COMH), a research group affiliated with CARMHA, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. The manual was written on the basis of a review of the scientific literature; consultation with a range of stakeholders, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers; and adaptation of existing self-care depression programs. This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.

How can the manual be accessed?

The manual is available for viewing and free download at www.carmha.ca/pchc/ .  Individuals or organizations are free to print and make multiple copies of the guide, with permission from CARMHA ( ). Print copies and audio CDs are also available at a low cost from our ordering page).