Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter addresses coping within the context of the adult cancer experience. It does not provide a comprehensive overview of the enormous literature on coping with cancer, but rather considers a range of relevant issues that have challenged coping researchers in the past, and are expected to do so in the future. The chapter first describes how coping has been conceptualized and measured in relation to both appraisals and outcomes, then discusses methodological concerns about research to date. Next, the efficacy of coping interventions and potential underlying mechanisms are considered. The challenge of translating research to practice, including whether interventions are cost-effective and relevant, is addressed, followed by a discussion of the provocative question of whether coping interventions can impact survival parameters. The chapter concludes by presenting specific coping strategies that will likely be the focus of future research, and key issues to be addressed by future cancer coping researchers.

Keywords: Cancer, coping, stress, appraisal, interventions, measurement, survival

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.