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Published online: 2013-05-01
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Professional psychological support and psychotherapy methods for oncology patients. Basic concepts and issues

Katarzyna Cieślak
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2012.08.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(3):121-126.

open access

Vol 18, No 3 (2013)
Reviews
Published online: 2013-05-01
Submitted: 2010-11-21

Abstract

Background

The essence of psychological support provided to oncology patients is to adjust its methods to the needs and expectations arising from the distressful experience of cancer and its treatment.

Aim

The aim of this study is to present methods of professional psychological support to be used in work with oncology patients during the treatment and follow-up stages.

Materials and methods

The article is a review of psychological and psychotherapy methods most often applied to oncology patients.

Conclusion

Methods of psychological support depend on the current condition of a patient. The support will be effective if provided in adequate time and place with the patient's express consent and in line with their individual needs and expectations.

Abstract

Background

The essence of psychological support provided to oncology patients is to adjust its methods to the needs and expectations arising from the distressful experience of cancer and its treatment.

Aim

The aim of this study is to present methods of professional psychological support to be used in work with oncology patients during the treatment and follow-up stages.

Materials and methods

The article is a review of psychological and psychotherapy methods most often applied to oncology patients.

Conclusion

Methods of psychological support depend on the current condition of a patient. The support will be effective if provided in adequate time and place with the patient's express consent and in line with their individual needs and expectations.

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Keywords

Psychology; Psychological support; Psycho-oncology

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Title

Professional psychological support and psychotherapy methods for oncology patients. Basic concepts and issues

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 18, No 3 (2013)

Pages

121-126

Published online

2013-05-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2012.08.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2013;18(3):121-126.

Keywords

Psychology
Psychological support
Psycho-oncology

Authors

Katarzyna Cieślak

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