Psycho-oncology and advocacy in cancer care: an international perspective

Travado, Luzia and Geissler, Jan and Thiboldeaux, Kim and Dunn, Jeff ORCID: and Kaur, Ranjit and Merriman, Anne (2012) Psycho-oncology and advocacy in cancer care: an international perspective. In: Clinical psycho-oncology: an international perspective. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., United Kingdom, pp. 297-310. ISBN 9780470974322


The level of psychological distress and the ability to adjust to a diagnosis of cancer are highly variable. Medical factors, psychological factors prior to diagnosis and social factors account for this variability. By understanding these variables, the clinician can better assess and manage the distress caused by the diagnosis and provide the most appropriate medical treatment or psychological intervention. This practical handbook will address the principal behavioural and psychological problems associated with cancer. Where appropriate, it adopts a broader, multicultural perspective, in line with the aim of the World Psychiatric Association and the Federation of Psycho-Oncology societies.

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Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 05:19
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: 'advocacy' active support of an idea or cause; ACOS, and CoC, adopting series of 'patient-centred' standards; Advocacy in cancer care, and improvement of cancer control; Cancer care, state-of-the-science medical treatment; Cancer patient organizations, into coalitions and federations; CVA's advocacy and COSA; EURORDIS, the European Cancer Patient Coalition; Psycho-oncology and advocacy in cancer care, an international perspective; The Reach to Recovery model, International Standard of Quality Cancer Care; US experience and IOM Report, advocacy movement in HIV/AIDS;
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders
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