Presentation on theme: "DIALOGUE WITH CERVIX CANCER PATIENTS IN GRIEF"— Presentation transcript:
1 DIALOGUE WITH CERVIX CANCER PATIENTS IN GRIEF MS. IVA ATHAVIACancer Patients Aid AssociationMumbai,India.
2 “ A Man’s Dying Is More The Survivor’s Affair Than His Own.” IntroductionCare for the family and bereavement follow-up is considered part of goodpalliative practice.“ A Man’s Dying Is More The Survivor’s Affair Than His Own.”--- Thomas Mann.
3 Service With the Cervix Cancer Patients in Grief It provides understanding and compassion for patients with advanced illnesses and their loved ones
4 The Goal of our Service With the Cervix Cancer Patients To relieve suffering and improving the quality and quantity of life of the patients
6 MEANING OF GRIEFGRIEF: Is the feeling of reaching out to the departed one.MOURNING GRIEF: Rites and Rituals which follow death.ANTICIPATORY GRIEF: Sense of loss before death.ABNORMAL /PATHOLOGICAL GRIEF: Extended grief in different issues.
7 Counselling with a Cervix Cancer Patient in a Sanatorium
8 Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer Patients Having sex at an early ageMultiple sexual partnersSexual partners who have multiple partnersWomen whose mothers took the drugs during pregnancy to prevent miscarriage…………..2
9 Weakened immune system Infections with genital herpesChronic chlamydia infectionsPoor economic status (may not be able to afford regular Pap Smear)Long-term use of birth control pills.
11 Psychosocial Issues Faced by Cervix Patients Lack of awarenessAnxiety and sadnessGuilt and Regret for not going to the doctor earlierAnger directed at doctors for mismanaging their treatmentFear of the future for family specially childrenEarly marriages and Child birth …………2
12 Stress and Fear of social boycott Sexual problem on post treatmentDifferences with the spouse attitudeExtra marital affairs or remarriage of their husbandSuicidal attitude.
19 The Best Primary Support to CERVIX Cancer Patients in Grief 1) To Understand & Be Available during their grief2) Offering friendship / A listening ear / Companionship.3) COUNSELING: Identifying - Physical / Psychological / Social / Emotional needs.
20 Possible Reasons For Abnormal Grief. Dependent relationshipsA history of unresolved griefGuilt feelingsIdealization of the deceased……………2
21 Creating a shrineFear of the diseaseNegative Personality TraitSudden and unexpected death.
22 Counselling at CPAA Office with a Cervix Cancer Patient
25 3) Despair:- 4) Adjustment:- Loss Of Meaning In Life For Survivor Nil4) Adjustment:-Acceptance: The Road Ahead Total
26 Reactions To Cervix Patients at Home visit -Enriching And Fulfilling ExperienceSocial Maintenance / Need Help- 32 %
27 A Cervix palliative cancer patient with her family members
28 Conclusion 1) Local Situations different to those in the West 2) Financial / Social Help Needed3) Not much Abnormal Grieffound
29 A ROLE PLAY God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;God hath not promised sun without rain,Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.But God hath promised strength for the day,Rest for the labor, light for the way.Grace for the trials, help from above,Unfailing sympathy Undying Love.………………………………………..AROLE PLAY
30 Data has been collected from the following Hospitals B.Y.L. NAIR Charitable HospitalMumbai, India.&Cama & Allbless Hospital