After the Diagnosis: How Patients React and How to Help Them Cope
AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E is the first book to help your students understand how newly diagnosed patients react emotionally. It also shows them how to help their patients harness both emotional and rational strengths as they communicate with healthcare professionals, gather information, evaluate treatment options, make informed treatment decisions, and manage their condition. AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E is written for healthcare professionals - nurses, physician's assistants, nursing assistants, anyone in direct contact with patients and their families - and intended for use in all health science educational programs. This book is invaluable for continuing medical education courses and for continuing education seminars for professionals working with newly-diagnosed patients and can also be used in training programs for counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals. AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E provides your students with practical, realistic guidelines and is richly illustrated with real-life examples and examples of dialogue, supplemented by exercises and questions.
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Starting the Conversation about a Medical Diagnosis ...
Recognizing Initial Coping Styles
Acknowledging Emotional Reactions
Acknowledging and Confronting the Fear Factor ...
Emotions and HealthCare Decision Making ...
Helping Newly Diagnosed Patients Communicate with HealthCare Professionals ...
Encouraging Patients to Gather Information ...
Developing a Support Plan with Patients
Communicating with Family Members and Caregivers ...
Creating a Vision for the Future
When Diagnoses Involve the End of Life
Recognizing Personal Emotions as HealthCare Professionals ...
Coping with Effects on SelfImage
Connecting with a Sense of Meaning
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