Psychological Aspects of Ovarian Cancer Healing
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Jacob M. Appel
This chapter explores the psychological aspects of healing from ovarian
cancer. Topics discussed include: i) psychological status of the patient - those with
psychiatric disorders and those with secondary anxiety or depression arising after the
diagnosis of cancer, ii) communication – how much and when to communicate, iii)
psychological distress and demoralization, iv) complicating factors including loss of
fertility, pain, fatigue and cosmetic concerns, v) caregiver burnout, vi) treatments
including: depression, anxiety and talk therapy, vii) end-of-life issues including
palliative and hospice care, and aid-in-dying.
Aid in dying, Anxiety, Caregiver burnout, Depression, Distress,
Demoralization, End of life, Fatigue, Fertility, Hospice, Psychiatric, Pain,
Palliative care, Talk therapy.
Psychiatry and Medical Education, Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA.