This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.
Chapter 6: Intervening with the Individual
Intervening with the Individual
Evidence is mounting that psychological interventions for women with breast cancer can result in not only better quality of life but also, in some cases, better management of the disease and longer survival times. Psychoeducational interventions for promoting early detection of breast cancer are also proving to be effective. Counselors can play a crucial role in this endeavor by encouraging all their female clients to actively maintain their health, understand their health insurance coverage, and know how to navigate their health care system.
Understanding Health Insurance Coverage
Historically, the quality of health care people received was dependent on the availability of financial resources. If a family did not have the money to pay for a doctor's visit, the family simply ...