Read whats being said about A Guide for Men as They Walk through the Experience of Breast Cancer with the Women in their Lives: Specifics to Support Emotional and Relationship Health by Dr. Lesajean McDonald Jennings
This thoughtful and insightful guidebook is written for men. It is designed to guide men through the delicate task of relating and communicating with a family member or a significant other person who is faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. This book of ten brief chapters is packed with practical, complete and easy to read information.
Given the advances in medical technology for the detection of breast cancer, more and more men will be faced with the sometimes confusing and overwhelming task of how to interact and relate to the person so diagnosed. For this circumstance, Dr. Jennings book is must reading. Drawing upon a solid base of psychological research and her several years of teaching and private practice of clinical psychology, Dr. Jennings provides a systematic and pragmatic approach to help men contribute positively to the recovery and well being of a family member dealing with breast cancer.
Leon H. Belcher, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennings work is a clear, concise, and very readable guide that explains complex issues in laymens terms, and provides useful suggestions for couples and families faced with one of the most daunting medical crises of our times. Very important reading.
Gordon Bush, Ph.D.
The Guide is informative and brief, which is necessary when your loved one or friend is facing cancer.
Sherea Cary. Author of Next Step, NT
Support of persons coping with breast cancer is achieved only through the vessel of human relationships. With breast cancer being a majority female disease, males are socially expected to meet multiple new roles within these challenging relationships. Dr. Jennings guide is a tremendous source for lifting the social stigma of the loveless male that is often implied in the narratives of female breast cancer survivors and the community. Her literary skill to put to paper a set of directives accompanied with psychosocial and biological explanations of the male cognitive structure to educate men in their commitments to support women coping with breast cancer is excellent! Application of Dr. Jennings psychological expertise is utilized to offer males a progression of their minds out of fear, anxiety and frustration towards effective, loving relationship with their mothers, wives, daughters and other women in our society. Identification of barriers to the healing of women with breast cancer is a long-standing task that the breast cancer community has cried out to publish. Dr. Jennings is a godsend and this guide delivers a power pack of information to assist cancer-impacted relationships in the goal to remain healthy.
Love you for this contribution . we need it so much!
Charisse Lamar Cossey
One of the first books to provide helpful, straightforward advice to loved ones."
Mary J. Naus, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Faculty and Director of the Health Psychology Research Group in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. Ph.D. from Princeton University and clinical training with Dr. Aaron Beck at the University of Pennsylvania. More than twenty years of as a researcher including numerous research grants, articles in professional journals and speaker to various professional societies and community organizations.
This book is long overdue for men walking through the experience of breast cancer with the women in their lives. It will be a great resource guide for men of knowledge and understanding of the emotional aspects and relationship health.
Janice E. Workcuff
Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.