New PDF release: Communication in Cancer Care

By E. Maex MD, C. De Valck PhD (auth.), Prof. Friedrich Stiefel MD (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540307575

ISBN-13: 9783540307570

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This booklet covers the entire proper points of communique in melanoma care, akin to communique in melanoma prevention and genetic counseling, conversation at varied levels of affliction and conversation with the relatives and kids. additionally, extra normal themes are mentioned, corresponding to the advantages and facts of conversation talents education and the demanding situations of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communique.

Besides important details on direct medical relevance, present theoretical frameworks and study on conversation in oncology are awarded. The chapters are written through top figures within the box of psycho-oncology and communique, who paintings and educate in several ecu countries.

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Dolbeault, C. Flahault, D. Stoppa-Lyonnet, A. Brédart Recent Results in Cancer Research, Vol. 168 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006 Summary Cancer genetic counselling represents a very special situation of interaction between the geneticist and the counselee, marked by a number of specificities that account for its complexity. Cancer genetic counselling has multiple repercussions, such as identification of a deleterious genetic mutation associated with a high probability of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer, the implementation of preventive measures ranging from close surveillance to the decision to perform mutilating prophylactic surgical procedures, or the impact of the information on the other members of the counselee’s family also concerned by the genetic risk.

E. adopting medically appropriate behaviours, reporting a moderate level of distress after counselling). 3 Messenger Role A further difficulty involves communication of cancer genetic information within the family. The counselee becomes a messenger of sensitive information to other family members. However, little is known about this process (Tercyak et al. 2001, 2002; Blandy et al. 2003). While cancer genetic counselling is addressed to an individual, it also concerns the whole family. At first sight, the person who consults may appear to be the person primarily concerned, but the implications obviously surpass the individual case.

E. verifying the counselee’s understanding of the information, assessing emotional reactions or attitudes of informed family members. Biesecker and Peters (2001) proposed a working definition for genetic counselling consultations that defines the goals as “promoting understanding, achieving informed consent, fa- 32 S. Dolbeault, C. Flahault, D. Stoppa-Lyonnet, A. Brédart cilitating decision-making, reducing psychological distress, restoring feelings of personal control and advancing adaptation to stress-inducing events”.

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