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Optimism and survival in lung carcinoma patients

Optimism and survival in lung carcinoma patients,10.1002/cncr.20076,Cancer,Penelope Schofield,David Ball,Jennifer G. Smith,Ron Borland,Peter O'Brien,S

Optimism and survival in lung carcinoma patients   (Citations: 19)
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Journal: Cancer , vol. 100, no. 6, pp. 1276-1282, 2004
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    • ... explains how dangerous the industry is, because, as much as guardian angels, it is based on myth and delusion. It simply doesn’t work (except for those who make fortunes by promoting it). She argues that it fosters the sort of delusion that gave us the financial crisis (and pessimistic bankers were fired for being right). Her interest in the industry started when she was given a cancer diagnosis. “When I was diagnosed, what I found was constant exhortations to be positive, to be cheerful, to even embrace the disease as if it were a gift. If that’s a gift, take me off your Christmas list,” she says. It is quite clear that positive thinking does nothing whatsoever to prolong your life, ...

    David Colquhoun. The A to Z of the wellbeing industry: from angelic reiki to patient ce...

    • ...Although patients may worry that they need to maintain a positive attitude in order to successfully fight their cancer, studies have failed to find a connection between positive attitude and survival (Coyne et al., 2007; Schofield, Ball, & Smith, 2004)...

    Teresa L. DeshieldsShannonet al. Providing Care for the “Whole Patient” in the Cancer Setting: The Psyc...

    • ...This is an important oversight inasmuch as not all studies report significant associations (e.g., [14])...
    • ...This finding is important because not all of the prior research on optimism and physical health has produced significant relationships [14]...
    • ...Schofield et al. (2004) [14] 179 Lung cancer LOT Survival PR .03...

    Heather N. Rasmussenet al. Optimism and Physical Health: A Meta-analytic Review

    • ...Although many popular and professional writers continue to extol the virtues of positive thinking, others have questioned whether there is any physical benefit, pointing to conflicting evidence as to whether positive thinking has any biological impact on cancer development, growth and progression [13, 17]...
    • ...While some people believe that positive thinking can help in the healing process, the physical consequences of it are contestable [13, 17]...

    Catherine McGrathet al. A narrative account of the impact of positive thinking on discussions ...

    • ...Elbers and Ridder, 1982; Heckman and Singer, 1984; Ridder, 1990; and Heckman, 1991)...

    Paul Frijterset al. SocioEconomic Status, Health Shocks, Life Satisfaction and Mortality: ...

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