AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E is the first book to help your students understand how newly diagnosed patients react emotionally. It also shows them how to help their patients harness both emotional and rational strengths as they communicate with healthcare professionals, gather information, evaluate treatment options, make informed treatment decisions, and manage their condition. AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E is written for healthcare professionals - nurses, physician's assistants, nursing assistants, anyone in direct contact with patients and their families - and intended for use in all health science educational programs. This book is invaluable for continuing medical education courses and for continuing education seminars for professionals working with newly-diagnosed patients and can also be used in training programs for counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals. AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE, 1E provides your students with practical, realistic guidelines and is richly illustrated with real-life examples and examples of dialogue, supplemented by exercises and questions.
Table of Contents
PART I: DEVELOPING AWARENESS OF EMOTIONS.
1. Starting the Conversation About a Medical Diagnosis.
2. Recognizing the Initial Coping Styles.
3. Acknowledging Emotional Reactions.
4. Acknowledging and Confronting the Fear Factor.
5. Emotions and Healthcare Decision-Making.
PART II: Enhancing Coping Skills of Newly-Diagnosed Patients.
6. Helping Newly-Diagnosed Patients to Communicate with Healthcare Professionals.
7. Encouraging Patients to Gather Information.
8. Developing a Support Strategy with Patients.
9. Coping with Affects on Self Image.
10. Reconnecting with a Sense of Meaning.
11. Communicating with Family Members and Caregivers.
12. Creating a Vision for the Future.
13. When the Diagnosis Involves End-of-Life Issues.
PART III: TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES AS HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
14. Recognizing Our Own Emotions as Healthcare Professionals.