The purpose of the study is to modify a type of counseling called "Individual Meaning Centered Psychotherapy" to meet the needs of Chinese cancer patients. Many cancer patients use counseling or other resources to help cope with the emotional burden of their illnesses. Counseling often helps them cope with cancer by giving them a place to express their feelings. "Meaning-Centered" counseling aims to teach cancer patients how to maintain or even increase a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, despite cancer.
Adaptation of IMCP for Chinese Immigrant Cancer Patients, In-depth Patient Interviews, Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Chinese (IMCP-Ch) (For Phase 3)
Stage IV Cancer
Jennifer Leng, MD, MPH