By: Kelly Gallardo
The studies show that cancer patients go through an psychological and emotional distress. “Research suggests that people coping with cancer experience significant psychological distress, emotional suffering, and decreased quality of life. Approximately 30% of cancer sufferers develop clinically significant depression.”
Most oncology patients go through emotional distress. Most of the time they can’t face it on their own.
They Need Some Support
“ Being diagnosed with cancer can be life altering, calling into question important existential issues such as mortality salience, identity dislocation, and value priority“
It Changes Their Lives
Family And Friends
Their family help them through it. They provide the support they need to get through it. Their friends are also a big help in this process they help by lending a shoulder to them when the family members cant be there.
The oncology nurses are the ones that are there for the patients when neither the family members or the friends can be there. They provide an emotional support, and they help them in any way possible.
The Patients Need Support
The studies have shown that patients who are being supported have a better chance at not getting clinical depression. “ It was hypothesized that autonomously motivated values would correlate with less distress, higher acceptance, and better cancer specific well-being and that the reverse would be true for controlled motivation. “
Ciarrochi Joseph, Fisher Danielle, Lane Lisbeth. “The link between value motives, value success, and well-being among people diagnosed with cancer.” Psycho-oncology Volume 20. (2011): 1184-1192. Database.