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Author Kayser, Karen.

Title Helping couples cope with women's cancers : an evidence-based approach for practitioners / Karen Kayser, Jennifer L. Scott.

Publication Info. New York : Springer, [2008]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK SPRINGER    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 229 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The nature of cancer and its psychosocial challenges -- Why work with couples? -- Assessing the couple's adjustment to cancer -- Integrating tasks of illness into the couple's daily routine -- Building cognitive coping Skills -- Communicating support -- Expanding the couple's coping skills -- Enhancing sexuality and body image -- Helping children to cope when a mother has cancer -- Living with cancer after treatment ends.
Summary "Close relationships can be vital to a woman's recovery from breast or gynecological cancer and the myriad stressors that accompany diagnosis and treatment. Helping Couples Cope with Women's Cancer shows readers not only how to enlist the patients closest support person in coping with the disease, but also to help that partner with the stressors, such as feelings of inadequacy and loss, that so often come with the role." "The authors recognize the challenges couples face, the central role of communication in coping, and the individuality of each patient and couple. In addition to proven intervention techniques and helpful assessment tools, the book features case illustrations, "What to do if" sections, sociocultural considerations, and suggestions for when the patients caregiver is not her partner." "This book will benefit a range of health and mental health practitioners, including counselors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurses. Graduate students planning a career in health psychology or couples therapy should also find it a valuable resource."--Jacket.
Note Description based on print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Generative organs, Female -- Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
Breast -- Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
Generative organs, Female -- Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Generative organs, Female -- Cancer -- Patients -- Counseling of.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- Counseling of.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Scott, Jennifer L., Dr.
Other Form: Print version: Kayser, Karen. Helping couples cope with women's cancers. New York : Springer, c2008 9780387748023 0387748024 (DLC) 2007936601 (OCoLC)181090510
ISBN 9780387748030
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