And in Health: A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together

And in Health: A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together

by Dan Shapiro


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611800173
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 279,072
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dan Shapiro, PhD, is the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor of Medical Humanism and the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School, where he completed his fellowship in medical crisis interventions. Shapiro is the author of Mom's Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, and Delivering Doctor Amelia, on his psychological treatment of a physician.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Things to Know Immediately 7

2 Navigating Your Relationship through Early Challenges 35

3 Conquering the Medicine and the Medical Team as a Team 61

4 Learn to Deal with the Emotions 83

5 Having a Great Relationship during Treatment 119

6 Work Together to Get What You Need from Outside People 149

7 Let's Talk about Sex 171

8 Closeness and Making Peace with Dependence 185

9 Navigating Our Relationship at the End of Life 199

A Few Last Words 213

Notes 215

Index 228

About the Author 234

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“Shapiro is a triple threat: a psychologist who has been both a cancer patient and the spouse of a patient. He brings these perspectives to this terrifically helpful book that will assist couples as they face the challenges of serious illness. Lucid, practical, and informed by research and interviews with patients and their spouses, Shapiro provides a blueprint for managing the illness and succeeding as a couple.”—Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Spontaneous Happiness

"A go-to manual for any couple facing a cancer diagnosis.  Dan Shapiro provides critical tools, strategies, and compassionate reassurance to help couples manage the challenges of a cancer experience as a team, and strengthen their relationship in the process. Shapiro has experienced these issues inside and out as a medical professional, cancer survivor, and caregiver, and he delivers his hard-earned wisdom in an easy, pragmatic and humorous style."—Heidi Adams, President and CEO, Critical Mass Young Adult Cancer Alliance

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