Individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for advanced cancer patients Book Section


Authors: Breitbart, W.; Lichtenthal, W. G.; Applebaum, A. J.; Masterson, M.
Editor: Breitbart, W.
Article/Chapter Title: Individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for advanced cancer patients
Abstract: Individual meaning-centered psychotherapy (IMCP) has been demonstrated, in randomized clinical trials, to be an effective intervention to diminish despair in patients with advanced cancer. IMCP is efficacious in decreasing anxiety, depression, hopelessness, desire for hastened death, and symptom burden distress while improving quality of life and spiritual well-being. This is all mediated through the enhancement of meaning. IMCP, the individual format of MCP, has some advantages over the group format of MCP in that there is greater flexibility in scheduling and an ability to have more intensive sessions with an individual patient. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords: advanced cancer; quality of life; patients; spirituality; well-being; meaning-centered psychotherapy
Book Title: Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting: Finding Meaning and Hope in the Face of Suffering
ISBN: 978-0-19-983722-9
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2017-01-01
Start Page: 41
End Page: 53
Language: English
ACCESSION: 2016-61203-003
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199837229.003.0003
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Notes: Book Chapter: 3 -- Source: PsycINFO
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