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Communicating about Cancer: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Lisa Forster - Thursday, 27 July 2017 10:49

To self-disclose is to reveal something private about yourself to anyone person. Done well, self-disclosure can strengthen communication between people, especially those going through a difficult time together.

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Communicating about Cancer: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Lisa Forster - Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:41

Social media has added another layer of complexity to self-disclosure.

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Communicating about Cancer: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Lisa Forster - Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:08

Disclosing information can help individuals feel understood and accepted, but can also be hurtful if the person listening is critical, minimizes, or magnifies what is said or withdraws.

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Communicating about Cancer: Building Trust

Lisa Forster - Thursday, 1 June 2017 06:49

Relationships depend on cooperation to reach mutual goals. Cooperation is built on trust. Trust is built upon truthfulness, sincerity and reliability. It’s doing what you say you will and being consistent. 

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Communicating about Cancer: Reciprocal Respect

Lisa Forster - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:21

Being respected is important to Arturo Hernandez*. So when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, he went through the experience in a way he felt would earn respect from his family, friends, and coworkers. Despite the toll cancer treatment took on his body, he refused to stop working.

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