Family members of cancer patients play an irreplaceable role throughout the course of the disease. The support and help given to patients by family members is difficult to obtain in other places. The sympathy and love of family members can give patients courage to treat and hope in life. This article tells you how family members can provide psychological care for cancer patients, so as to help family members do a good job in the psychological comfort of patients, and let them face treatment with a positive and optimistic attitude.
Family members adjust their mentality
When a person suffers from a tumor, it is not only a blow to the patient, but also a pain and blow to the family, because in order for the patient to get the best treatment, the family will pay high medical expenses and need to be with the patient at all times. Taking care of your side, seeing or even indirectly feeling the pain of the patient, will also affect your work and study, resulting in a state of tension, anxiety, and pain in the family atmosphere. This will not only affect the patient’s confidence in fighting the disease, but also affect the family members. Words are also a kind of psychological suffering. To this end, family members must actively adjust their mentality, face the reality, and assume their own obligations and responsibilities to help patients build confidence in overcoming the disease. At the same time, you must also actively understand the tumor, fully understand it, and constantly inform the patient that the tumor is curable, so that it can actively cooperate with the medical staff in the treatment. In addition, family members must maintain a positive and stable attitude to reduce the patient’s psychological burden, at least stay relaxed in front of the patient, even if it is forced to be calm, it is good for the patient and can also reduce the patient’s psychological pressure.
Psychological support and counseling
The relationship between the patient and the family is the closest. The patient’s psychological worries, pain, doubts, fears, etc., are the first to know about the family, so the family needs to provide psychological support and counseling for the patient to relieve the mental pressure of the patient. At the same time, family members also need to learn to empathize, think about what the patient thinks, and then provide targeted psychological counseling, share the patient’s spiritual pain, let the patient feel the care and warmth from the family, and increase the sense of security. At the same time, family members can also share the good news they have obtained, such as the effective control of the disease, to stimulate the patient’s confidence in life. In addition, family members also need to give patients more companionship, because cancer patients have been treated for a long time and are often in pain and suffering. They are prone to feelings of loneliness and abandonment, which are not conducive to the treatment of the disease. In addition, family members need to give patients more understanding and care, so that patients have spiritual sustenance, so as not to lose confidence in treatment and affect the work of medical staff and disease treatment.
Family members take the initiative to communicate with medical staff
During the treatment of cancer patients, family members need to actively communicate with medical staff to understand the patient’s condition, treatment plan, follow-up treatment arrangements, etc., so as to assist medical staff in the corresponding diagnosis and treatment work and do a good job in the aftermath. At the same time, it is also necessary to actively ask medical staff about possible adverse reactions during the treatment process, as well as corresponding treatment measures, so as to avoid sudden abnormal events that increase the patient’s sense of fear and tension. And share the information of your own life with the patient, so that the patient has a psychological preparation, to avoid excessive emotional fluctuations causing stress. In addition, closely observe the patient’s vital signs during the treatment process, and then promptly report back to the doctor so that the doctor can accurately assess the patient’s condition and promote the smooth implementation of the entire treatment plan.
Comfort the patient through life care
According to the guidance of medical staff, do a good job in the daily care of tumor patients to alleviate the patient’s discomfort, thereby reducing the patient’s psychological burden, and allowing them to actively follow the doctor’s prescription and regular treatment. Life care includes rehabilitation exercises, daily care, dietary conditioning, etc., and family members should also actively learn some nursing skills and nursing knowledge from nursing staff in order to give patients better and better life nursing. At the same time, for inpatient tumor patients, some service work is required, such as bathing, supporting, and feeding. When the patient is critically ill, the family members should take turns to accompany the patient and give the patient a 24-hour company to eliminate their loneliness and let them feel the care from their family members to facilitate the treatment of the disease.
Although it is necessary to provide meticulous and thoughtful care to cancer patients, it is necessary to help cancer patients to establish a sense of initiative during the recovery period, so as to avoid excessive care and excessive care that make patients lose their sense of inferiority or autonomy, and produce a strong sense of dependence, and then Affect the patient’s adaptability to life and work, making it impossible to integrate into normal society and life.
Family members need to maintain physical and mental health
Under normal circumstances, while caring for cancer patients, family members also need to run for life, take care of children, the elderly, work to earn money and pay medical expenses, etc., all need to pay the unbearable labor and psychological pressure of ordinary people. In the long run, there will be lack of confidence. , A situation of exhaustion. For this reason, if family members want patients to have a good mental state, they need to maintain a combination of work and rest, pay attention to rest, and ensure that their diet is normal, and they should not be overloaded for a long time to avoid affecting their health and being unable to take care of the patient. In addition, it is necessary to learn to decompress and talk to friends and relatives to reduce psychological pressure, because long-term mental tension can cause depression, which is not only detrimental to their mental health, but also affects the patient’s psychological care. The body is the capital of the revolution. Only by maintaining physical and mental health can we provide psychological care for cancer patients and help them tide over the difficulties.
Family members encourage and comfort each other
The entire recovery of cancer patients is very long, and the family members need to invest more energy, which will cause the family members to have unstable psychology such as anger, frustration, irritability, disappointment, dullness, etc., which will cause the whole family to have an atmosphere of disharmony or tension, which seriously affect The patient’s physical and mental recovery. For this reason, family members need to encourage and comfort each other, overcome difficulties together, and help patients recover as soon as possible. And avoid quarrels, complaints, shirk responsibility, etc., and each family member should also manage their own emotions and expressions, so as not to affect the patient and adversely affect their active treatment.