Coping with Cancer Stress

  • Basil A. Stoll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Avery D. Weisman
      Pages 1-5
  3. Impact of cancer on the Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 9-20
    3. T. J. Priestman
      Pages 21-28
    4. S. J. Leinster
      Pages 29-37
    5. Alan Coates
      Pages 39-44
    6. Elisabeth Whipp
      Pages 45-51
    7. Jennifer Hughes
      Pages 53-62
    8. Jennifer Hughes
      Pages 63-69
    9. Leslie R. Schover
      Pages 71-80
  4. Support of the Cancer Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. David R. Nerenz, Richard R. Love
      Pages 95-102
    3. H. W. Van Den Borne, J. F. A. Pruyn, K. De Meij
      Pages 103-111
    4. Martin S. Lee
      Pages 113-121
    5. Maggie Watson
      Pages 123-129
    6. Alastair J. Cunningham
      Pages 131-142
    7. Martin G. Mott
      Pages 143-147
    8. Kerry Bluglass
      Pages 149-154
    9. Margaret W. Linn, Bernard S. Linn
      Pages 155-161
  5. Personal Viewpoints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Robert Buckman
      Pages 165-173
    3. Bryan A. Skinner
      Pages 175-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-192

About this book


The emotional pressures on cancer patients and their families are increasing and traditional supports are decreasing. This book attempts to provide a readable, authoritative and balanced review of the emotional pressures and coping methods of cancer patients, and the help currently available to them. The special problems of children and terminal patients with cancer, and the role of the family in coping, are also examined. A balanced and critical assessment is made of defects in health organisation, training of personnel and attitudes to cancer patients in Western society. A similar assessment is made of the growing tendency to self help, mutual help and group activities for such patients. While each individual needs to select coping aids best suited to his or her own temperament, medical advisors need to make more time available for discussion of technical, emotional, social and sexual problems. The availability of a cancer-treating "team" makes this feasible. Chapters were invited from physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and sociologists expert in this field, and they have responsed to the challenge of writing in non-technical language. This is so that readership can cross disciplinary boundaries and thus stimulate physicians, nurses, psychologists, sociologists, clergy and others, to satisfy some of the currently unmet needs of cancer patients. The reader may note a small amount of overlap between some chapters, permitted in order to maintain continuity and make each chapter complete in itself.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Basil A. Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Thomas’ Hospital and Royal Free HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89838-817-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4243-1
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