“The Lord Brought Me Thru”: Discussion of Mrs. Christ’s Paper

  • Kushalata R. Jayakar
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)


Mrs. Christ has emphasized in her presentation that cancer is a serious, life threatening, chronic illness. Even though prognosis and life expectancy have changed drastically during the last two decades, the close connection between cancer and death has not yet changed. Until this final end point is reached, treatment is often prolonged, painful, debilitating and, in certain cases, mutilating. The psychological impact of these factors has become a major focal point in the treatment of cancer by mental health professionals.


Mental Health Professional Psychological Impact Internal Reserve Downstate Medical Meaningful Rule 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kushalata R. Jayakar
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  1. 1.Downstate Medical Center-Kings County HospitalBrooklynUSA

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