To the problem of psychological and social assistance to cancer patients

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Abstract

This article analyses the urgent issues of psychological and social assistance to cancer patients and attempts to reflect on practical and research activity of psychologists working in a cancer clinic. The key peculiarities of interpersonal relations and social support of cancer patients are scrutinized. Having worked in the gynecological diseases combined methods treatment clinical department of the Federal State Russian Scientific Centre of X-ray and Radiology of Russian Ministry of Health, the author describes specific features of emotional experiences and reactions typical for the patients with malignant tumors.

General Information

Keywords: psycho-oncology, onco-phobia, social support, interpersonal relations, crisis life situation, psychological distress.

Journal rubric: Debut

Article type: essay

For citation: Yarovaya E. To the problem of psychological and social assistance to cancer patients. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2014. Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 178–196. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Ekaterina Yarovaya, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: katerinsemenov@yandex.ru

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