Kinesiology: Case Study 1. There has been an inherent controversy as to whether or not stress poses additional risks to those suffering from cancer. Studies, such as the one described by Andersen et al, have indicated that there may be a benefit to patients who undergo psychologic intervention during the course of cancer treatment. This means that by introducing stress-reduction techniques through psychological care, patients can potentially contribute to their own recovery and survival from the disease. At the same time, it has been difficult to isolate the reason that patients in this particular study had a higher survival rate with intervention. Those working on this and other such studies have indicated that the intervention may have...The end:
.....ved energy, emotional and mental capacity, and psychological adaptation to death are higher when the patient has the strength of will to deal with or manage the impact of the disease. In addition, as the study authors note, this improved mood often allows hospitals and caregivers to deliver better care to the patients, as they are more receptive to alternative methodologies and adherence to treatment. In summary, even at the end of life, the quality of life for patients undergoing psychologic care is enhanced significantly. Bibliography Andersen, B., Yang, H-C., Farrar, W., Golden-Kreutz, D., Emery, C., Thornton, L., Young, D., Carson, W. “Psychologic Intervention Improvements for Breast Cancer Patients.” Cancer 113.12 (2008): 3451- 3458.