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Helping Couples Cope with Women's Cancers

An Evidence-Based Approach for Practitioners

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Helping Couples Cope with Women's Cancers by Karen Kayser
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Description

At last, here is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who work with breast cancer patients and their families. It includes a series of psychosocial interventions to be used with couples during early stage breast cancer. There is extensive evidence that emotional and social support positively influences women's abilities to cope to breast cancer. The first person that a woman with breast cancer turns to for support is her husband or intimate partner. However, as partners of breast cancer patients are struggling with their emotional distress, they often feel inadequate about their ability to help their wives and partners cope. It is important for practitioners to understand this concept of twofold stress.

Author Biography

Karen Kayser, Professor, specializes in health psychology, social work in medical settings, intervention research, and couples therapy. She is the principal investigator of "Skills Training for Breast Cancer Patients and Their Partners" (funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Breast Cancer Research Program). Recently she co-organized the "International Meeting on the Developmental Course of Couples Coping with Stress" (supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association, Science Directorate). She teaches courses on family theories and research, couples therapy, and social work practice with women. She received her B.A. from Michigan State University and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. (Social Work & Psychology) from the University of Michigan.
Release date Australia
February 27th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2008 ed.
Illustrations
XV, 229 p.
Imprint
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Pages
229
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9780387748023
Product ID
2448887

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