How to Talk with Family Caregivers About Cancer

How to Talk with Family Caregivers About Cancer

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Cancer affects not only the patient, but all their loved ones as well. This book will guide professionals on issues critical to effectively and compassionately counseling caregivers and other family members, from dealing with their feelings of grief and despair and realistically fostering hope, to helping them provide emotional and practical support to the patient during the illness and treatment.(1982, p.61) In short, the reality is that no one can know who will get well or how long anyone will live. ... kind of cancer as theirs might have died of it, that others lived a very long time after their diagnosis, and that some died of old age. ... The most truthful, accurate, and beneficial answer any doctor can give to the question, a€œHow long do I have? ... bringing to bear their bodya#39;s own natural healing abilities .

Title:How to Talk with Family Caregivers About Cancer
Author:Ruth Bolletino
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-03-01


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