Mens Sana Monographs
MUSINGS
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 171--186

Lessons of Being a Patient--Personal Thoughts about Psycho-oncology in India


Rangaswamy Srinivasa Murthy 
 Professor of Psychiatry (retd)., India

Correspondence Address:
Rangaswamy Srinivasa Murthy
553, 16th Cross, J.P. Nagar 6th Phase, Bengaluru - 560 078, Karnataka
India

Psycho-oncology is a well-established field in the developed countries and 'distress' is recognised as the sixth vital sign in the care of persons diagnosed with cancer. However, centres in India caring for cancer do not make psycho-social aspects an essential part of their care programmes. The present narrative presents the personal journey of the author, reviews the situation of psycho-oncology in India and presents a three-part agenda for action.


How to cite this article:
Murthy RS. Lessons of Being a Patient--Personal Thoughts about Psycho-oncology in India.Mens Sana Monogr 2016;14:171-186


How to cite this URL:
Murthy RS. Lessons of Being a Patient--Personal Thoughts about Psycho-oncology in India. Mens Sana Monogr [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];14:171-186
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