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Cordella, Marisa; Poiani, Aldo - Behavioural Oncology - 9781493952441 - V9781493952441
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Behavioural Oncology

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Description for Behavioural Oncology Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 819 pages, 72 black & white illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: JMS; MBN; MBNH9; MQC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155 x 41. Weight in Grams: 1234.

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 ... Read more

  • 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 makeit a suitable text for undergraduate and graduate courses in related topics.

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About Cordella, Marisa; Poiani, Aldo
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.

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