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.