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Extra resources for 100 Questions & Answers About Caring for Family or Friends with Cancer, Second Edition
Then, after your spouse has finished, explain your point of view as calmly as possible, understanding that the final decision is his to make, but that the decision does affect the rest of the family. If tensions are high, then you and he may want to talk to a trusted friend or a more impartial person, such as a nurse, counselor, minister, or social worker, to help focus the conversations and keep the lines of communication open. Furthermore, be aware what your reasons are for wanting your husband to have the suggested treatment.
Palliative care focuses on treating the symptoms of disease rather than curing it. 38 Interest in these therapies, however, continues to grow, in part because they help the patient promote a sense of being an active, positive participant in his or her own healing process. As a result, research on complementary and alternative therapies has expanded in recent years. This research, which the government has been sponsoring as well, is examining what—if any—effects these non-traditional therapies have on disease.
As a result, they may stop telling others exactly what is happening with their pain, which then makes the pain more difficult to control. Psychological distress is common among people in pain. QXP 9/23/09 1:55 PM Page 36 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CARING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS WITH CANCER The person with cancer first needs to know that she has a care partner she can trust, someone who hears her specific complaints and is working with her to find solutions. issues, such as depression and anxiety, which are contributing to your daughter’s expressions of pain and fatigue.