26: PTC and Stress
An important issue in living with a transplant and dealing with the risk and life with cancers is that of STRESS. Stress is a major concern for both the patient and the caregiver/family members supporting the patient. In this interview, Dr. Peter Swanljung, M.D., a psychiatrist with the Malvern Institute, shares his insights in effectively dealing with stress in this environment, responding to the questions and topics listed in the OVERVIEW below the following video . . .
- Background for this discussion (pre, during, recovery and post transplant timeframes of stress challenges – for patient and family/caregivers)
- What is stress?
- What causes stress?
- Are there types of stress?
- What are the negative effects of stress ?
- What are the positive effects of stress?
- What are some ways to deal with stress?
- Are there different stresses in the transplant environment for the candidate, the recipient, the family?
- What addictions might come out of stress for the patient? (guilt?)
- What types of counseling resources are available?
- How does attitude play as a factor in dealing with stress?
- What role does depression play and how can we support the depressed patient?
Come watch this insightful interview conducted May of 2018 and now posted on YouTube as part of the TRIO Post-transplant video series . . .