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Communication in Cancer Care. Communication and Counselling in Health Care

  • ID: 2246237
  • Book
  • November 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical and concise book aims to assist health professionals and the general reader alike to understand the impact of cancer and those it affects. It provides information about how to support patients through the cancer journey by paying careful attention to their concerns and how to handle them. The book clearly describes the psychological processes that may occur when someone learns they have cancer, including their emotional reaction. It describes in detail the skills that can be used to manage situations such as breaking bad news. Case material is used throughout to illustrate the situations typically encountered by health professionals. Tips are given to help people learn the skills themselves and successfully integrate them into their practice. The book provides an invaluable resource for anyone who has contact with people with cancer, including health and other helping professionals and the general reader.
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1. Cancer and Its Management.

2. The Social and Emotional Effects of Cancer.

3. The Individual Reality of Cancer.

4. Coping with Cancer.

5. The Helping Process.

6. Using Counselling Skills to Clarify Problems.

7. Problem Solving.

8. Professional Issues for Those Using Counselling Skills.

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Kathryn Nicholson Perry
Mary Burgess
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