Anxiety, Worry and Physical Illness

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Lecture Overview

There can be significant distress and anxiety involved when diagnosed with a serious illness. But imagine you already suffer from anxiety - a new diagnosis might be all it takes to completely immobilise you. Geoff Ahern urges you, as part of your job, his job, all of our jobs, to simply listen to your patient, help them understand why they're feeling this way, and provide them with reassurance. One of your greatest tools as a health professional is your ability to listen to your patient - will you listen when it's needed?