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Titolo:
Adjustment to cancer - Coping or personal transition?
Autore:
Brennan, J;
Indirizzi:
Bristol Oncol Ctr, Dept Clin Hlth Psychol, Bristol BS2 8ED, Avon, England Bristol Oncol Ctr Bristol Avon England BS2 8ED tol BS2 8ED, Avon, England
Titolo Testata:
PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1 - 18
SICI:
1057-9249(200101/02)10:1<1:ATC-CO>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER; EARLY BREAST-CANCER; SOCIAL SUPPORT; PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT; PARTNER RELATIONSHIP; HODGKINS-DISEASE; MENTAL-HEALTH; ANXIETY; LIFE; PERSPECTIVE;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
99
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Brennan, J Bristol Oncol Ctr, Dept Clin Hlth Psychol, Horfield Rd, BristolBS2 8ED, Avon, England Bristol Oncol Ctr Horfield Rd Bristol Avon England BS2 8ED land
Citazione:
J. Brennan, "Adjustment to cancer - Coping or personal transition?", PSYCHO-ONC, 10(1), 2001, pp. 1-18

Abstract

The term 'adjustment' is widely used within the psyche-oncology literatureand, although it is a topic of central importance to the lived experience of people with cancer, the psychological mechanisms of adjustment have rarely been described. Rather than regarding it as the absence of psychopathology or the end-point of coping with the global threat of cancer, adjustment refers to the psychological processes that occur over time as the individual, and those in their social world, manage, learn from and adapt to the multitude of changes which have been precipitated by the illness and its treatment. However, these changes are not always for the worse: sometimes they precipitate 'healthy personal growth' in a number of areas. It is only from explicit theories of adjustment that progress can be made in understanding how and why psychological disorders so frequently develop in cancer and what steps may be taken to prevent them. This paper combines the complementaryassets of coping theory and social-cognitive theory and proposes the Social-Cognitive Transition (SCT) model of adjustment, a clinical model which also accounts for the frequent reports of healthy personal growth associated with cancer. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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