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SS14 Krebs und Armut: die psychoonkologische Perspektive
Vorsitz: Carola Riedner, München, D
Vorsitz: Elisabeth Andritsch, Graz, A
V105 Wiedereinstieg ins Berufsleben nach einer Krebserkrankung
/ Reintegration into working life after cancer survival
Andrea Kofler, Innsbruck, A
V106 Erschwertes Leben mit einer Krebserkrankung / Living with cancer
Kirsten Bikowski, Heidelberg, D
Arzt-Patienten-Kommunikation und sozioökonomische Aspekte / Doctor-patient communication and socioeconomic aspects Print
1Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin, Medizinische Universität Graz, Klinische Abteilung für Onkologie, Graz, Austria
Introduction: Oncologists are perceived not only as most important source of information by patients with cancer but also they are seen as the significant supporters in the patients'attempt to adjust to their disease with its possibly negatively experienced consequences arising in all areas of their life. Therefore holistic care for patients and their families is an approach in oncological treatment which requires communication and interpersonal skills of the oncologist. For these reasons communication skills are called the "cornerstone of comprehensive cancer care". Taking into consideration that the diagnosis of cancer has a significant high influence on emotional and social as well as on socioeconomic distress at the one side, but also that the socieconomic status is a potential predictor on survival in cancer patients at the other side, this aspect should be an essential part in communication between doctors and patients and their families.
Methods: Pathways between socioeconomic determints of health and the importance of that issues in the care of patients with cancer will be analysed by the current existing literature and research. The role and impact of communication between doctors, patients and their families on psycho-social parameters will be demonstrated and established communication skills trainings in Oncology will be shown.
Results: The meaning of the integration of different aspects of the socioeconomic status in guidelines of communication skills and how the specific needs of these aspects could be identified will be discussed. Furthermore the tentative necessity of additional specific psychosocial intervention programms to help reducing the patients psychosocial distress will be part of the debate regarding this subject.
Conclusion: Special attention to the impact of the different aspects of socioeconomic status on adjustment and on different clinical outcome variables of patients with cancer should be paid not only in the way how it will be communicated from doctors to their patients but also the focus on that area in future research in psychooncology is needed.
Elisabeth Andritsch , Univ. Klinik für Innere Medizin Graz , Graz , A
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