by Teresa L. Deshields, Jonathan L. Kaplan, Lauren Z. Rynar
Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 47
A comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the role of psychology in cancer care
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Psychosocial oncology is a health psychology specialty that focuses on the psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social challenges faced by patients with cancer and their loved ones. Cancer can cause significant distress, and psychosocial interventions are known to be effective for helping patients and families navigate the many issues that can arise at any stage of the cancer continuum. This volume provides psychologists, physicians, social workers, and other health care providers with practical and evidence-based guidance on the delivery of psychological interventions to patients with cancer.
The multidisciplinary team of authors succinctly present the key principles, history, and theoretical models of cancer-related distress. They then move on to explore clinical assessment and interventions in cancer care, in particular psychological and psychiatric treatments, multidisciplinary care management, and complementary supportive interventions. Case vignettes give the reader insight into diagnostic processes and effective treatment planning. Practitioners will find the printable handout and screening tool for clients invaluable in their daily work.