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Volume 18, Number 3, 2013

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

Katarzyna Cieślak

Summary:

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.

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


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