Based on years of clinical research by medical and health care professionals working with cancer patients and their families, this topical book demonstrates the impact of this disease at different stages of individual and family development. Offers advice on how to deal with such situations as coping with childhood cancer and a child facing the death of a parent. Discusses how an understanding of these factors influences treatment and management.
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Table of ContentsPartial table of contents: FAMILIES: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES.
Family Processes and Chronic Illness (P. Steinglass).
Family Reorganization in Response to Cancer: A Developmental Perspective (K. Weihs D. Reiss).
SOCIAL SUPPORT AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE.
The Role of Family Support in Cancer Control (J. Bloom).
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Social Support Among Asian-American and Euro-American Women Following Breast Cancer (M. Kagawa-Singer T.-U. Nguyen).
Culture, Cancer, and the Family (C. Gotay).
PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS WITHIN THE FAMILY.
Preventing Affective Disorders in Partners of Cancer Patients-- An Intervention Study (C. Pitceathly P. Maguire).
THE CHILD'S PERCEPTION OF A PARENT'S ILLNESS.
Blowing Away the Myths About the Child's Experience with the Mother's Breast Cancer (F. Lewis, et al.).
Correlates of Self-Esteem Among Children Facing the Loss of a Parent to Cancer (K. Siegel, et al.).
DYNAMIC CHANGES IN FAMILIES WITH A CHILD WITH CANCER.
Factors Contributing to the Psychological Adjustment of Parents of Pediatric Cancer Parents (J. Hoekstra-Weebers, et al.).
'My Family and I are in This Together': Children with Cancer Speak Out (B. Sourkes R. Proulx).
SEXUALITY: PERCEPTION OF SELF.
Sexual Self-Concept for the Woman with Cancer (B. Andersen D. Golden-Kreutz).
GENETICS: FAMILIAL RISK.
Communication of Individualized Cancer Risk Information within the Family Context (J. Bottorff, et al.).
Genetic Counseling for Cancer: A Family Issue (E. Bleiker N. Aaronson).
TERMINAL ILLNESS AND SYSTEMS OF BELIEF.
The Family in Terminal Illness (S. Wein).
Religion, Cancer, and the Family(B. Spilka S. Hartman).
MEDICAL ETHICS AND COMMUNICATION.
Patient-Family Communication with Physicians (C. Blanchard, et al.).
Cancer, Medical Ethics, and the Family (C. Hook).