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How to Talk with Family Caregivers about Cancerby Ruth Cohn Bolletino
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This book will guide professionals on issues critical to effectively and compassionately counseling caregivers and other family members, from dealing with their feelings of grief and despair and realistically fostering hope, to helping them provide emotional and practical support to the patient during the illness and treatment.
Book News Annotation:
For mental health professionals, this guide describes how to counsel caregivers and other family members of adults diagnosed with cancer. Drawing from his own experience as a cancer patient, Bolletino, a psychotherapist specializing in cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, relates how to help caregivers deal with feelings of grief and despair, realistically foster hope, cope with the situation, and provide emotional and practical support to the patient during illness and treatment. The guide also covers ethical and spiritual aspects, preventing burnout, choosing treatments and doctors, guidelines for parents with children, dealing with recurrence, and dealing with a cancer patient who is dying. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Responding to families" questions and fears with compassion.
Cancer affects not only the patient, but all their loved ones as well.
About the Author
Ruth Bolletino, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in issues involving cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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