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作者 Warner, Mark Louis
書名 Coping with cancer: A workbook
國際標準書號 0599694025
book jacket
說明 145 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 61-03, Section: B, page: 1659
Adviser: Christopher Tori
Thesis (Psy.D.)--California School of Professional Psychology - Berkeley/Alameda, 2000
The prevalence of cancer suggests that its direct and indirect effects are inescapable. When cancer is diagnosed, the impact can be devastating, both physically and psychosocially. Among the many psychological treatments available, bibliotherapy represents a growing and viable option in the quest to help patients and their families cope with the diagnosis of cancer. Of the many possible text formats, workbooks, in particular, seem to offer much to cancer patients. However, few texts available to cancer patients use interactive exercises and books with a workbook focus are non existent. Therefore, this project created a workbook to help cancer patients adjust to the diagnosis of cancer. Research into the efficacy of bibliotherapy is reviewed, and several popular books on cancer are critiqued. Topics addressed in the workbook itself include a brief overview of cancer, choosing medical providers and treatments, taking a more active role in the treatment process, addressing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, stress management, coping with difficult emotions, obtaining support, and informational and support resources, among others. Plans for future evaluation and incorporation of feedback are discussed, as are proposed uses of the workbook in various settings
School code: 0039
DDC
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 61-03B
主題 Psychology, Clinical
Psychology, Psychobiology
Health Sciences, Oncology
0622
0349
0992
Alt Author California School of Professional Psychology - Berkeley/Alameda
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