Ms A Rajeshwari Psycho Oncologist

Ms. A Rajeshwari

Psycho-Oncologist
M.Sc (Psychology)
Languages
English, Kannada, Tamil
Overview

Ms. A Rajeshwari is a passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated and comitted Psychologist, with a special interest in Health Psychology, working as a Psycho-Oncologist at Aster CMI Hospital in Bengaluru

She completed her Master of Scinece (M.Sc) in Psychology from Montfort College, Bengaluru. 
She has had experience in dealing with concerns of more than 1000 patients and thier families over the past 5.7 years. Concerns dealt with include: emotional distress, non-pharmacological measures to help cope with pain, End of Life care issues, Tobacco Cessation, deal and cope with individual changes and inter-personal role changes, dealing with new normalcy, providing psycho-edcuation related to treatment and its side effects, helping families cope with caregiver burden and burnout, helping children cope with cancer and its treatment.

Area of expertise
  • Psycho-Education
  • Awarenes talks (Cancer awareness, Stress management, Toabacco Cessation) and trainings
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Psychosocial issues in Pain and Palliation & End of Life care
  • Understanding and helping children and their families cope with cancer
  • Understanding Family Systems
  • Organising and Facilitating Support Groups

Experience

Ms. A Rajeshwari has a 5.7 years of work experience in the field of Psycho-Onolcogy. She has helped over 1000 patients and/or their families to cope with the trajectory of the disease and also navigate through decision making by briding the communication gap between care provider and the patient/family. 

Concerns that she has extensively worked with include: emotional distress, non-pharmacological measures to help cope with pain, End of Life care issues, Tobacco Cessation, deal and cope with individual changes and inter-personal role changes, dealing with new normalcy, providing psycho-edcuation related to treatment and its side effects, helping families cope with caregiver burden and burnout, helping children cope with cancer and its treatment.

Awards and recognition

  • She has presented papers at National conferences at Psycho-Oncology, Psychology and Palliative Care to showcase the role, impact and need of Psycho-Oncology Services.
  • She has published a research paper in the IJPC (Indian Journal of Palliative Care) on Assessment of Distress among Patients and Primary Caregivers; Findings from Chemotherapy Out-Patient Unit"(2020)
  • She also co-authored a research paper in Cancer Reports on "Inception of a Caregiver Support Group directed by Patient Needs" (2021)

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