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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Psychological Aspects of Cancer

Psychological Aspects of Cancer

Carr, Brian I., Steel, Jennifer (Eds.)

2013, XIV, 419 p. 17 illus., 11 illus. in color.

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  • Fills a need for a professional evidence-based resource on the impact of cancer on patient's psychological state
  • Discusses psychological factors that impact the pathogenesis, disease course, and ultimate outcomes of cancer
  • Written by key experts in the field of oncology

Psychological Aspects of Cancer opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease. The consequence of such considerations is that since thoughts and emotions can be modulated and changed by health care professionals, psychological counseling should be seen not only as a way to help patients cope, but also to influence the disease itself.  A unique overview of a key area of cancer care, this important title then proceeds to offer a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy.  A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgement that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes several essays on aspects and modalities of care-giving that are designed to help patients coping with their cancer and its aftermath, which increasingly extends for years. An important title covering key aspects of one of the most troubling disorders of our time, Psychological Aspects of Cancer will  provide the busy practitioner with cutting edge knowledge as well as practical information that can translate into better care for patients with cancer.

 

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cancer - Depression - Holistic - Integrative - Oncology - Psychiatry - Psychology

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Oncology & Hematology

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