By Marisa Cordella, Aldo Poiani
Medical, academic, and public well-being efforts have decreased the unfold of many significant ailments, but melanoma perseveres, inspite of carrying on with study and enhancements in perform. in particular promising between healing thoughts are ones that recognize sufferers as people with suggestions, feelings--and speech.
Rooted in deep figuring out of the mutual courting among habit and melanoma, Behavioural Oncology combines broad medical knowledge and empirical info to light up the mental, social, and existential facets of melanoma, and to provide a framework for empathic, patient-centered care. Chapters delve into the psychobiology of long term disease, interpreting rigidity, soreness, 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 facets of cancer--and functional talents from respecting sufferer narratives to supplying undesirable news--adds priceless intensity to strategies of the healing courting. during this approach, the authors warn approximately overmedicalizing instances to the purpose of wasting sufferer identification. significant parts of the insurance 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, verbal exchange, and cross-cultural issues
- Existential, religious, and end-of-life concerns
- Doctor-patient relationships
- The mental advantages of complementary therapies
Bringing new scope and substance to everyday mind/body constructs, Behavioural Oncology is a definitive reference for a spectrum of healthcare execs, between them well-being and medical psychologists, oncologists and relatives physicians, oncology nurses, and scientific social staff. Its dialogue questions and summaries make it an appropriate textual content for undergraduate and graduate classes in similar topics.
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