Cancer Patients and Their Families: Readings on Disease Course, Coping, and Psychological Interventions
Families play a key role in the maintenance of the health and spirit of those with cancer. This book offers a unique view into the affect of the family relationship on coping with cancer and also shows how best to work with the families of cancer patients.
This collection of articles provides heartening evidence that behavioral and psychosocial interventions play a critical role in reducing emotional stress and improving the treatment outcomes for cancer patients. The articles review important behavioral, psychological, and social factors that improve the quality of life for patients with cancer at all stages. Also included are descriptions of counseling and educational programs. This is a vital resource for the emerging area psycho-oncology.