The exercise of parenting during the experience of breast cancer can be a challenge for mothers, raising new concerns and fears that often interfere negatively with the patient's well-being and with the homeostasis of the family system. Thus, psychological intervention with mothers with breast cancer should address issues related to parenting in order to improve communication between mothers and children, decrease parental stress and decrease maternal concerns.
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Dr. Rita Tavares
Master in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. PhD fellow at the Psychology Center of the University of Porto. Specialization in Oncological Psychology. Most relevant clinical experience in parenting training based on the Incredible Years Program and in group intervention with women with breast cancer.
Department of Psychology