Behavioural Oncology: Psychological, Communicative, and by Marisa Cordella,Aldo Poiani

By Marisa Cordella,Aldo Poiani

Medical, academic, and public well-being efforts have diminished the unfold of many significant illnesses, but melanoma perseveres, inspite of carrying on with learn and enhancements in perform. specifically promising between healing options are ones that realize sufferers as people with techniques, feelings--and speech.

Rooted in deep figuring out of the mutual dating among habit and melanoma, Behavioural Oncology combines wide medical knowledge and empirical info to light up the mental, social, and existential facets of melanoma, and to supply a framework for empathic, patient-centered care. Chapters delve into the psychobiology of long term disorder, reading pressure, ache, fatigue, sensory and sleep disturbances, and different caliber of lifestyles matters in addition to issues of age, gender, tradition, and comorbidity. The book's emphasis on linguistic and communicative elements of cancer--and useful talents from respecting sufferer narratives to providing undesirable news--adds helpful intensity to thoughts of the healing dating. during this method, the authors warn approximately overmedicalizing instances to the purpose of wasting sufferer id. significant components of the assurance include:

  • Biology and behaviour in melanoma prevention and suppression.
  • The psychology of melanoma sufferers: feelings, cognition, and personality
  • Social dimensions, together with stigma, coping, and social support
  • Language, communique, and cross-cultural issues
  • Existential, religious, and end-of-life concerns
  • Doctor-patient relationships
  • The mental merits of complementary therapies

Bringing new scope and substance to known mind/body constructs, Behavioural Oncology is a definitive reference for a spectrum of healthcare pros, between them future health and scientific psychologists, oncologists and family members physicians, oncology nurses, and medical social employees. Its dialogue questions and summaries make it an appropriate textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in comparable topics.

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