Cancer Emotional, Psychosocial and Quality of Life Support
Cancer Supportive Care Index
- Attitude - The Will to Live
- - As medical professionals, we have always been fascinated by the power of the will to live. Like all creatures in the animal world, human beings have a fierce instinct for survival. The will to live is a force within all of us to fight for survival when our lives are threatened by a disease such as cancer. Yet this force is stronger in some people than in others..
- Coping Strategies for Cancer Supportive Care
- - Coping refers to the attitudes and behaviors that you use to maintain your emotional well-being and to adjust to the stresses caused by cancer. Different people cope in different ways, and some ways of coping are more successful in promoting a person's emotional well-being and psychological adjustment than others.
- Emotional Support
- - by Andrew Kneier, Ph.D., "The term ``emotional support'' is commonly used when talking about the needs of cancer patients..."
- Gillette Women's Cancer Connection: Emotional support for women and their families and friends
- - Gillette Women's Cancer Connection offers emotional support and women's cancer support group resources for women with breast, ovarian, cervical or gynecological cancer and their families, parents, partners, kids, siblings, friends and coworkers who are going through a cancer experience
- In Defense of Sadness
- - Karen Ritchie M.D. -- "Those who have cancer are expected to be positive. Positive thinking has become the standard, and those who do not, or cannot, think positive thoughts often feel guilty for not measuring up..."
- Moms, Mets and Teenagers
- -For one thing, writers on this subject invariably speak of the wonderful opportunity to delve into the mystery of mortality. I already have way too much mystery in my life. I am the mother of teenagers
- Mothers' Living Stories Project
- - Mothers are not supposed to die before raising their children to adulthood
- Quality of Life with Cancer Supportive Care
- - Do you have cancer? If so, you are aware that knowledge is power-and that acquiring the skills to maintain the highest possible quality of life is the goal. Knowledge about your type of cancer, treatment alternatives, and the proper supportive care can be key to achieving this goal.
- The Wellness Community - Cancer Patients Fighting for Recovery
- - A free program of emotional support,
- Womens Cancer Scripts
- - When you are diagnosed with cancer, strange things happen to other people. Cancer will probably change you, but it also changes people around you, people you thought you knew. by Karen Ritchie, MD
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- American Psychological Association
- - APA Resources for the Public
- Introduction to Cancer Psychosocial Support
- - Those who respond creatively to a life-threatening illness hear it as a wake-up call, a reminder of how time is short and life is precious. They do what matters most while they can, experience the joys of living and loving, and let the people around them know how much they are loved and appreciated. They trivialize the trivial, drop useless commitments, eliminate relationships that are taxing and not worth the trouble and "just say no" to doing things they think they should do rather than what they want to.
- Psychosocial Cancer Supportive Care Program
- - Courage and Hope The Power of the Mind, Attitude! When Winning is Everything: The Will to Live, Strengthening your Will to Live
- Psychological Distress Inventory (PDI)
- - by Gabriella Morasso, Ph.D. -- "The questionnaire measures the general emotional liability of cancer patients..."
- International Psycho-Oncology Society and American Society of Psychosocial & Behavioral Oncology/AIDS
- - The mission of the American Society for Psychosocial and Behavioral Oncology/AIDS (ASPBOA) is to promote the psychological, social, and physical well being of patients with cancer, AIDS and allied diseases and their families at all stages of disease and survivorship through clinical care, education, research, and advocacy.
- Psychosocial Support Program
- - We have conducted clinical research for two decades on the methods and effects of group support for cancer patients. We have found that seven fundamental issues need attention in the life of a cancer patient
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