Psychological challenges for the oncology clinician who has to break bad news

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serval:BIB_433F8743066B
Type
Partie de livre
Sous-type
Chapitre: chapitre ou section
Collection
Publications
Titre
Psychological challenges for the oncology clinician who has to break bad news
Titre du livre
New challenges in communication with cancer patients
Auteur(s)
Stiefel Friedrich, Krenz Sonia
Editeur
Springer
Lieu d'édition
New York
ISBN
9781461433682
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Editeur scientifique
Surbone Antonella
Pages
51-62
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Work-related stress of the oncology clinician is not only due to heavy clinical and administrative duties, but also arises when breaking bad news. However, there is important interindividual variation in stress levels during patient encounters, mainly due to the significance the situation represents for the oncologist. A reflection on his own development, his professional identity, and ways of dealing with the patient's suffering can reduce his levels of stress and distress and prevent burnout and other psychiatric disturbances. This chapter summarizes the psychological challenges the oncology clinician is facing when he announces the diagnosis of cancer, deals with the deception of relapse, discusses the transition to palliative care, copes with progression of the disease and uncertainty, and cares for the dying who is facing the unknown. Ways of refiecting on and dealing with these situations from a psychological and communicational perspective are described and illustrated by case vignettes.
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26/09/2012 9:29
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20/08/2019 13:47
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