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By E. Maex MD, C. De Valck PhD (auth.), Prof. Friedrich Stiefel MD (eds.)

This ebook covers all of the proper features of communique in melanoma care, equivalent to conversation in melanoma prevention and genetic counseling, verbal exchange at diverse phases of illness and communique with the relatives and youngsters. additionally, extra basic issues are mentioned, comparable to the advantages and facts of conversation abilities education and the demanding situations of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural conversation.

Besides priceless details on direct scientific relevance, present theoretical frameworks and examine on communique in oncology are awarded. The chapters are written via top figures within the box of psycho-oncology and communique, who paintings and train in numerous ecu countries.

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On the other hand, women who were tested, but who refused to be informed about the results, seemed to be at greater risk of poorer psychological outcome (Lerman et al. 1998). 3 Psychological Consequences in Relation to Communication Style Two factors appear to be particularly important when communicating risk information: the individual’s affective response to risk information and the communicator’s skill and sensitivity in disclosing the results (Borttoff et al. 1998). 1 The Individual’s Affective Response to Risk Information Greater attention should be paid to ways of coping with test results at the very first contact with the genetic counselling service.

2005). Kelly and coworkers (2004) examined changes in perceived breast cancer risk from post-counselling (1–2 days after counselling) to post-result (1 week after receipt of test results), and found that the perceived risk decreased in those tested negative, but remained unchanged in those tested positive. They concluded that individuals may assume that they have a hereditary mutation until they receive contrary test results; this may be interpreted as a coping method of assuming the worst in order to manage anxiety or as defensive pessimism.

The information provided in cancer genetic counselling is complex for different reasons. First, the counselee is faced with a very large quantity of information. The various national guidelines for cancer genetic predisposition management (see in Bortoff et al. 1998; Richards et al. 1995; Eisinger et al. 2004) represent a considerable amount of information that must be presented to and understood by the counselee. g. g. impact on family members) (Butow et al. 2004). Therefore, one can expect that the counselee is often overwhelmed by such a body of information and that psychosocial aspects are neglected in the consultation.

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