Specialisties - Psycho-oncology

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Description of specialties

Psycho-oncology is a scientific field derived from psychology and linked to oncology. Its activities include oncology education, accompanying oncology patients during treatment, and psychological support for patients families. The goals of psycho-oncology are: to support the patient and alleviate the psychological effects of the disease, develop coping methods and improve the patient’s communication and functioning in the environment. The psycho-oncologist also deals with patients undergoing palliative and hospice treatment. Psychological support is essential in reducing stress, significantly affecting the treatment process. Psychooncologists deal with:

  • conducting cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy
  • stress reduction training (MBSR)
  • Simonton therapy
  • support of oncology patients
  • support of patients’ relatives
  • psychological education
  • supplement psychiatric treatment

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