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Ramírez Luna Carmen Enriqueta, Martínez Márquez Marcela Citlallic, Vieyra Chacón Juan Rubén, Alcorta Garza Adelina.
Grief elaboration of a patient with a diagnosis of advanced colon adenocarcinoma.
A case study
Med Univer 2014; 16(65)  : 171-176


Objective: The term grief, from the French term grever, which means “to burden, to oppress”, can be defined as the process through which a person must go due to the loss of a loved one. We present a case of grief elaboration in a patient and his family that face a terminal illness.

Clinical case: The patient is a 51-year-old man diagnosed with stage T4a N2b M1 colon adenocarcinoma. He came to the Department of Psycho-Oncology presenting depressive symptoms, marital and family issues associated with a medical condition, and work related issues.

Conclusions: The patient was diagnosed with a secondary major depressive disorder episode in reaction to his medical condition. He was prescribed anti-depressive treatment, and family psychotherapy was recommended for grief elaboration.

Palabras clave: Grief; colon adenocarcinoma; terminal illness; psycho-oncology; major depressive disorder; gesell chamber; family psychotherapy.
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