Portland State University. School of Social Work
Marian B. Ayerza
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (88 p.)
Cancer -- Psychological aspects, Counseling
The researchers in this study are concerned about what factors are involved in determining who actually does seek out adjunctive counseling for help in dealing with their diagnosis. In particular, personality factors of those who have cancer are examined. The more known about what motivates a patient to seek counseling, the easier it will be to develop rehabilitation and supportive programs to meet the needs of cancer patients. Hence, sanction for a research project such as this lies in the fact that the question of motivation regarding adjunctive counseling has not been dealt with specifically in the past.
March, Janet and Maxwell, Ann, "Personality, counseling and the cancer patient" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2763.