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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2017, 3(3), 64-69
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-3-3-3
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Psychological and Socioeconomic Effects on Patients with Cancer and the Role of Social Work in Dealing with Them from the Prospective of Crisis Theory

Md. Al Hossaini Shuva1 and ASW Kurny1,

1Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: July 29, 2017

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Md. Al Hossaini Shuva and ASW Kurny. Psychological and Socioeconomic Effects on Patients with Cancer and the Role of Social Work in Dealing with Them from the Prospective of Crisis Theory. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2017; 3(3):64-69. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-3-3-3


This study is a descriptive analysis using social survey approach. The sample of the study is a group of cancer patients in many of Riyadh's hospitals. The sample is tested on patients generally; married and single women at the age of eighteen and above. It also includes female specialists who have one-year experience and more in working with cancer patients. The aims of the study were to address socio economic and psychological alterations that affect cancer patients and to determine the role of social workers to support cancer patients. The main outcomes of the study were to address the support of social workers in solving psychological problems as a result of cancer. The noticed feeling of cancer patients was the feeling upset that resulted from others' sympathy on their health condition. Whereas, the main economic problem was their requirements for housemaid that burden their families. The major attitudes of cancer patients towards the social worker was the significant needs to their assistant.

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