8. Turning Points and Transitions: Crises and Opportunities

  1. Trisha Dunning AM RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA Professor
  1. Dunning AM Trisha

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch8

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

How to Cite

Trisha, D. A. (2012) Turning Points and Transitions: Crises and Opportunities, in Diabetes Education (ed T. Dunning AM), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702666.ch8

Author Information

  1. Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656051

Online ISBN: 9781118702666



  • Building resilience;
  • Disenchantment;
  • Disengagement;
  • Disidentification;
  • Disorientation;
  • Neutral zone;
  • Seven ages of man;
  • Turning points and transitions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Seven Ages of Man

  • Common Major Life Transitions

  • Neutral Zone

  • A New Beginning

  • Major Life Transitions

  • Signs a Person May be Entering or is in a Life Transition

  • Strategies to Help People Manage Life Transitions

  • Building Resilience

  • References