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A 3-stage model of patient-centered communication for addressing cancer patients’ emotional distress

A 3-stage model of patient-centered communication for addressing cancer patients’ emotional distress | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Results

A three-stage, conceptual model for assisting clinicians to more effectively address the challenges of recognizing, exploring, and managing cancer patients’ emotional distress in the clinical encounter was developed. To enhance and enact recognition of patients’ emotions, clinicians can engage in mindfulness, self-situational awareness, active listening, and facilitative communication. To enact exploration, clinicians can acknowledge and validate emotions and provide empathy. Finally, clinicians can provide information empathetically, identify therapeutic resources, and give referrals and interventions as needed to help lessen patients’ emotional distress.

Conclusion

This model serves as a framework for future research examining pathways that link clinicians’ emotional cue recognition to patient-centered responses exploring a patient's emotional distress to therapeutic actions that contribute to improved psychological and emotional health.

Practical implications

Specific communicative and cognitive strategies are presented that can help clinicians better recognize a patient's emotional distress and respond in ways that have therapeutic value.


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rob halkes's curator insight, January 23, 2014 10:54 AM

Guideline for physicians, great!

(just a pity that the full publication needs to be heavily paid..)

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Evaluating Guidelines for PSA Screenings

Evaluating Guidelines for PSA Screenings | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

For years, “routine” PSA assessment was considered a standard part of prudent, preventive medicine, and surveillance was commonly encouraged by doctors for men beginning in their 50’s.


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:26 AM

Whether to have a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), an enzyme made by the prostate, to detect prostate problems and what to conclude from the results may not be simple to answer.

The test simply reveals how much of the prostate antigen a man has in his blood. There could be several reasons why PSA levels may be elevated, including infection, swelling of the prostate gland, and drugs (such as ibuprofen to treat minor aches and pains). These reasons do not indicate cancer. Conversely, low PSA readings are no guarantee of being cancer-free.

Dr. Richard Ablin, who discovered PSA in 1970, stated as follows in the New York Times published March 9, 2010 about PSA testing – “Testing should absolutely not be deployed to screen the entire population of men over the age of 50, the outcome pushed by those who stand to profit. I never dreamed that my discovery four decades ago would lead to such a profit-driven public health disaster. The medical community must confront reality and stop the inappropriate use of P.S.A. screening. Doing so would save billions of dollars and rescue millions of men from unnecessary, debilitating treatments.”

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A Lot of Action, But Not in the Right Direction: Systematic Review and Content Analysis of Smartphone Applications for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Cancer

A Lot of Action, But Not in the Right Direction: Systematic Review and Content Analysis of Smartphone Applications for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Cancer | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it

Since the beginning of the 21st century, mobile phones have become nearly ubiquitous. At the end of 2011, there were an estimated 6 billion mobile subscriptions, accounting for approximately 87% of the global population 



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Music as a method of coping with cancer: A qualitative study among cancer patients in Sweden

Music as a method of coping with cancer: A qualitative study among cancer patients in Sweden | Co-creation in health | Scoop.it
(2013). Music as a method of coping with cancer: A qualitative study among cancer patients in Sweden. Arts & Health: Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 152-165. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2013.780087

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Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This study investigated patients' understanding of the role of music in coping and in influencing their well-being. Methods: A qualitative study was conducted based on semi-structured interviews with 17 cancer patients. Participants were chosen from a group of patients who had listened to or played music as a means of coping with their illness. Results: The study shows the importance of considering the roles that different kinds of music play in coping with cancer. The music of nature, healing music, religious music and cheerful music each have different benefits for patients. Conclusions: A patient's situation and his or her individual characteristics determine the types of music that can act as a useful or harmful coping strategy. Therefore, it is essential to investigate the types of individual characteristics that can make listening to different kinds of music a helpful or harmful coping method.