Communication in Cancer Care by E. Maex MD, C. De Valck PhD (auth.), Prof. Friedrich Stiefel

By E. Maex MD, C. De Valck PhD (auth.), Prof. Friedrich Stiefel MD (eds.)

This publication covers all of the appropriate features of communique in melanoma care, resembling conversation in melanoma prevention and genetic counseling, conversation at diverse phases of affliction and conversation with the relations and kids. moreover, extra common themes are mentioned, corresponding to the advantages and facts of communique talents education and the demanding situations of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural verbal exchange.

Besides helpful details on direct scientific relevance, present theoretical frameworks and learn on conversation in oncology are awarded. The chapters are written through best figures within the box of psycho-oncology and conversation, who paintings and educate in several eu countries.

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At first sight, the person who consults may appear to be the person primarily concerned, but the implications obviously surpass the individual case. ), but there are no genetics without family and the information therefore inevitably concerns the person’s descendents, ascendants, as well as other members of her own generation. This observation raises the very complex question concerning ownership of the information: does this information belong exclusively to the one who consults or does it immediately belong to the whole family?

Psycho-oncology 14:34–48 27. King MC, Rowell S, Love SM (1993) Inherited breast and ovarian cancer. What are the risks? What are the choices? JAMA 269(:1975–1980 28. Lerman C, Schwartz M (1993) Adherence and psychological adjustment among women at high risk for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 28:145–155 29. Lerman C, Hughes C, Lemon SJ, Main D, Snyder C, Durham C, Narod S, Lynch HT (1998) What you don’t know can hurt you: adverse psychologic effects in members of BRCA1-linked and BRCA2linked families who decline genetic testing.

We also present the main guidelines on the subject and the various underlying objectives with regard to information delivery and the subject’s personal experience. Although the psychological impact of genetic counselling consultations raises a number of questions, the results of preliminary studies are reassuring, demonstrating psychological benefits. However, a number of aspects concerning communication in predictive medicine remain to be investigated and improved. 1 Introduction The discovery of the BRCA1 cancer-susceptibility gene in 1994 (Miki et al.

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