April 17, 2000 (Kentfield, Calif.) -- For all our fantasies of winning the
lottery, sudden fortune can cause remarkable stress.
Therapist Stephen Goldbart, PhD, of Kentfield, Calif., says the newly rich
"feel cut off from their friends and family. They're suspicious of
investment counselors, afraid their kids will grow up spoiled or crippled by
the money. And they suffer from an identity crisis because at the ripe old age
of thirty-something they no longer have to go to work."
A spiritual assessment may help the doctor understand how religious or spiritual beliefs will affect the way a patient copes with cancer.
A spiritual assessment is a method or tool used by doctors to understand the role that religious and spiritual beliefs have in the patient's life. This may help the doctor understand how these beliefs affect the way the patient responds to the cancer diagnosis and decisions about cancer treatment. Some doctors or caregivers may wait for the patient to bring up...