2013

New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients

ISBN: 978-1-4614-3368-2 (Print) 978-1-4614-3369-9 (Online)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. The Cancer llness: Discovering Truth

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      Pages 1-1

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      From Truth Telling to Truth in the Making: A Paradigm Shift in Communication with Cancer Patients

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      Pages 15-25

      Denial in Patient–Physician Communication among Patients with Cancer

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      Pages 27-37

      Managing Uncertainty

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      Pages 39-50

      Ethical Issues in Disclosing Bad News to Cancer Patients: Reflections of an Oncologist in Saudi Arabia

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      Pages 51-62

      Psychological Challenges for the Oncology Clinician Who Has to Break Bad News

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      Pages 63-79

      Dealing with Depression: Communicating with Cancer Patients and Grieving Relatives

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      Pages 81-90

      Communication Issues in Integrative Oncology

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      Pages 91-103

      Communicating about Spiritual Issues with Cancer Patients

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      Pages 105-121

      Understanding Perspective Transformation among Recently Diagnosed Cancer Patients in Western India

  3. The Patient and The Family

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      Pages 123-123

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      Pages 125-135

      In the Pursuit of Meaning: Cancer and the Family

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      Pages 137-143

      The Patient’s Personality as a Guide to Communication Strategy

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      Pages 145-152

      Challenges to the Disclosure of Bad News to Cancer Patients in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia as an Example

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      Pages 153-167

      Talking to a Child with Cancer: Learning from the Experience

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      Pages 169-177

      Effective Communication with Older Cancer Patients

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      Pages 179-190

      “I Never Died Before…”: End-of-Life Communication with Elderly Cancer Patients

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      Pages 191-205

      Communication with Cancer Patients about Palliative and End-of-Life Care

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      Pages 207-214

      Communication with Patients with Hereditary Cancer: Practical Considerations Focusing on Women’s Cancers

  4. The Physician

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      Pages 215-215

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      Pages 217-229

      Physicians’ Emotions in the Cancer Setting: A Basic Guide to Improving Well-Being and Doctor–Patient Communication

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      Pages 231-234

      The Setting, the Truth, and the Dimensions of Communication with Cancer Patients

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      Pages 235-246

      Improving Communication Effectiveness in Oncology: The Role of Emotions

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