The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey (Hardback)
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The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 05/04/2012
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The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients as they make treatment and end of life decisions. It helps patients understand the issues facing doctors as they assist and care for them.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442216211
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 21 mm


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Going through cancer treatment experience is difficult not only for patients but also for doctors. In a new book, titled The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, The Patient, The Journey, Dr. Roy Sessions deals with a variety of emotion-related and ethics issues that encompass much of the basis of the cancer treatment experience....Sessions aims to stimulate a dialogue about matters related to cancer treatment as well as the spiritual aspects of hope and other factors relating to the plight of cancer patients and their families. * EMaxHealth: Daily Health News *
This is a book much needed, and no one is more qualified than Roy Sessions-by vast experience and personal character-to have written it. -- Sherwin B. Nuland M.D., clinical professor of surgery, Yale University School of Medicine; fellow, Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies; author of the National Book Award-winning, How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Dr. Sessions, a seasoned, highly respected surgeon, presents an informative, personalized tour through the frightening, often mysterious world of the cancer experience. The self-revelatory tone of the book, particularly in terms of explicating the overriding importance of the relationship between physician and patient, and the central bioethical principles guiding that collaboration, provides invaluable information and support to cancer patients and the people with whom they share their lives. -- Stephen A. Green, M.D., M.A., clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and co-editor of Psychiatric Ethics
From the foreword: This is a book replete with clinical wisdom earned through the author's dedication to the care of some of medicine's most desperately ill patients. It will be of interest and instructional value to medical students, aspiring and practicing oncologists-medical, surgical, radiation-as well as physicians generally. But Sessions intends his book for the general public as well. Importantly, he makes the case that a better understanding of doctors by patients and their families is beneficial for all concerned. The cases Sessions describe will resonate with our own experiences or those of our families and friends. His thoughts extend well beyond the cancer experience to include other serious life-threatening trauma and illness.

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