Care for Mental Health in Cancer Patients
Cancer is one of the most fear illnesses for many people. The diagnosis, treatment and recovery process of cancer often creates high level of distress to the patients. In the past, we assumed this form of emotional respond as a normal reaction. However, the current studies have demonstrated that the emotional distress in cancer patients is treatable. The reduction of bothering thought and emotion among cancer patients by appropriate treatment improves the quality of life among the cancer patients tremendously. The fear about the anti-cancer treatment and outcome often lead to development of panic attack and anxiety disorder among the cancer patients. We are expert in providing service in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer related mental illnesses.
Care for Mental Health in Palliative Care
In the terminal stage of physical illnesses, the patients not only suffer from the illnesses and the effects of the treatment but also emotional distress. There are issues of acceptance or we often called it as difficulty in “letting go”. The patients will present with emotional withdrawn, reduced appetite, difficulty in pain control, reduced speech and poor sleep. We provide counselling and treatment for emotional distress in the palliative care patients.