In this chapter, we focus on two intertwined but distinguishable phenomena: depression and demoralization. Depression is an identifiable set of perceptions and experiences subject to screening and management. The discussion of depression is instrumental: what actions to take or not to take and what strategies to deploy or not to deploy in the interest of solving a problem that has already emerged. The discussion of demoralisation is observational: what stories to hear and what morals to perceive so that the ruptured threads of the sufferer s life can be woven back together in a pattern that is coherent even if the mender is highly conspicuous.
|Title of host publication||Psycho-oncology|
|Editors||Thomas N Wise, Massimo Biondi, Anna Costantini|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||American Psychiatric Publishing|
|Pages||91 - 115|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|