Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death

Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death

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In Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment, Dr. Norman Straker's psychoanalytic perspective on facing cancer and the fear of death brings into sharp focus the emotional conflicts of doctors, psychoanalysts, and all mental health professionals as they interface with dying patients and their families. Remedies are offered for lessening the emotional burden on those treating patients facing death. These remedies should decrease the number of futile treatments at the end of life, lessen the suffering of dying patients, give greater solace to surviving family members, and preserve our health care resources so they can be allocated more wisely.For example, Canadian students who read an essay criticizing Canada and fundamentalist Christian students who read an essay supporting evolution were more likely to complete word stems in a death-related way; for example, the word anbsp;...

Title:Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death
Author:Norman Straker
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2012-12-27


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