Cancer and the Family

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Wiley, May 27, 1996 - Medical - 414 pages
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.

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Contents

A Developmental
3
Cultural Variation in Family Adjustment to Cancer
31
Social Support of the Cancer Patient and the Role
53
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Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School.

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