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Can someone please help me by explaining two approaches that might be used to address the most common ineffective coping mechanisms that cancer caregivers adopt? What are some effective coping techniques that they may be replaced with?

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This 364 word solution response provides a discussion regarding two approaches to address ineffective coping mechanisms for cancer caregivers, including an unhealthy attachment to the patient and mistreatment of the patient.

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One example of an ineffective coping mechanism that a cancer caregiver might adopt is that of unhealthy emotional attachment toward a patient. When a caregiver is with a patient for a long duration of time, it is normal for them to become attached in some way to their patients; however, severe attachment can lead to strong emotional feeling such as denial, depression and anger related to the patient's diagnosis and severity of it. One approach that can address and potentially alleviate these feelings on behalf of a caregiver, such emotion-focused techniques ...

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