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Behavioural Oncology By Marisa Cordella

Behavioural Oncology by Marisa Cordella

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This book combines clinical wisdom and empirical data to illuminate the psychological, social and existential aspects of cancer, and to offer a framework for empathic, patient-centered care. Covers stress, pain, fatigue and other factors in long-term illness.

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Behavioural Oncology Summary

Behavioural Oncology: Psychological, Communicative, and Social Dimensions by Marisa Cordella

Medical, educational, and public health efforts have reduced the spread of many major diseases, yet cancer perseveres, in spite of continuing research and improvements in practice. Especially promising among therapeutic strategies are ones that recognise patients as individuals with thoughts, feelings--and speech.

Rooted in deep understanding of the mutual relationship between behavior and cancer, Behavioural Oncology combines extensive clinical wisdom and empirical data to illuminate the psychological, social, and existential aspects of cancer, and to offer a framework for empathic, patient-centered care. Chapters delve into the psychobiology of long-term illness, examining stress, pain, fatigue, sensory and sleep disturbances, and other quality of life issues as well as considerations of age, gender, culture, and comorbidity. The book's emphasis on linguistic and communicative aspects of cancer--and practical skills from respecting patient narratives to delivering bad news--adds necessary depth to concepts of the therapeutic relationship. In this way, the authors warn about overmedicalizing cases to the point of losing patient identity. Major areas of the coverage include:

  • Biology and behavior in cancer prevention and suppression.
  • The psychology of cancer patients: emotions, cognition, and personality
  • Social dimensions, including stigma, coping, and social support
  • Language, communication, and cross-cultural issues
  • Existential, spiritual, and end-of-life concerns
  • Doctor-patient relationships
  • The psychological benefits of complementary therapies

Bringing new scope and substance to familiar mind/body constructs, Behavioural Oncology is a definitive reference for a spectrum of healthcare professionals, among them health and clinical psychologists, oncologists and family physicians, oncology nurses, and clinical social workers. Its discussion questions and summaries make it a suitable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in related topics.

About Marisa Cordella

Maria Cordella is senior lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Aldo Poiani is a research associate in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- The behavioural dimension of cancer and sickness.- Psychology and cancer.-The existential dimension of cancer.- The social dimension of cancer.- Language and the cross-cultural dimension of cancer.-Communication between doctor and cancer patient.- Complementary psychological therapies.

Additional information

NLS9781493952441
9781493952441
1493952447
Behavioural Oncology: Psychological, Communicative, and Social Dimensions by Marisa Cordella
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
20160903
802
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