Cancer and the Family
ISBN 10: 0471803006
ISBN 13: 978-0471803003
The field of psychosocial oncology is a rapidly expanding area, and much has been written about how the cancer patient deals with the disease. However, there is little or no literature about the impact of cancer on the family system. This book examines the multi-faceted effects a cancer diagnosis has on family life, including its structure, interpersonal relationships, and dynamics. It further considers family's various roles within the process of short-or long-term illness, remission, separation, and death.
From the Publisher
Based on years of clinical research by medical and health care professionals working with cancer patients and their families, this topical book demonstrates the impact of this disease at different stages of individual and family development. Offers advice on how to deal with such situations as coping with childhood cancer and a child facing the death of a parent. Discusses how an understanding of these factors influences treatment and management.