By Patrice Guex, Karol Sikora
Melanoma is very universal and in lots of events a really scary affliction, yet for too lengthy the mental features and results were overlooked. An creation to Psycho-Oncology bargains in a transparent and straightforward demeanour with the reactions of melanoma sufferers to their ailment, and the ways that they are often helped. within the context of a multidisciplinary procedure that takes account of scientific remedies in addition to mental interventions, Guex bargains feedback for larger methods of speaking to be able to supply a healing partnership among carer and buyer.
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People who are ‘healthy’ make use of three types of strategy in confronting unpleasant events in everyday life: – they try to change the situation (and so modify the stress); – they try to change the meaning of the situation; and – they try to control the stress by controlling themselves (Folkman et al. 1979; Pearlin and Schooler 1978). It is around these three main points that defence against cancer and adaptation to it will be centred. DEFENCE MECHANISMS: AN UNCONSCIOUSADAPTATION TO ILLNESS Denial consists of excluding from one’s mind an intolerable problem or situation.
1983) and after the end of their treatment, even with a high probability of cure. Reactions will also be very different according to people’s age (Craig and Abeloff 1974; Plumb and Holland 1977). The Kübler-Ross model poses a problem for the psychosocial approach to the cancer patient. For according to her the therapist should encourage the evolution of the patient through the different stages until acceptance of death has been achieved. One cannot adhere exclusively to this way of seeing things, for it is perhaps the doctor’s idea that things should follow this progression.
DEFENCE MECHANISMS: AN UNCONSCIOUSADAPTATION TO ILLNESS Denial consists of excluding from one’s mind an intolerable problem or situation. The word implies the refusal to acknowledge reality, or its minimization. In fact, the cancer patient rarely denies the reality of his disease, as psychotics would do, but he prefers not to speak of it or not to confront it straight away, so as to give himself time to adapt to it. Avoidance or suppression imply accepting reality while deliberately trying not to think about it.
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