Getting to the heart of it: The importance of emotions in the world of cancer | 7 min

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    Many cancer patients will experience clinically-significant psychological distress and there are a number of evidence-based interventions that psychologists can use to improve quality of life, but how do you know which patients require professional support?

    Helping your patients with emotional distress during a cancer diagnosis can be a challenge that many busy GPs find a struggle. However, it is important to treat the patient holistically and to know when to refer for evidence-based psychological support. In this short video, Clinical Psychologist Michelle Davey shares key insights including the importance of normalising the cancer experience for the patient and understanding the distress behind their beliefs to help them move forward beyond their distress.

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    Michelle DaveyMichelle Davey
    Senior Clinical Psychologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
     

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