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Title Psycho-oncology / Ute Goerling, editor.
Published Heidelberg : Springer, [2014]
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 Floor4  RC261 .R35 no.197 2014    IN LIBRARY
Description v, 152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Recent results in cancer research ; 0080-0015 ; volume 197
Recent results in cancer research ; 197. 0080-0015
Note Subtitle on cover: Indexed in PubMed/Medline.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Psychological impact of cancer -- Fear of progression -- Gender opportunities in psychosocial oncology -- Psycho-oncology: A patient's view -- The oncological patient in the palliative situation -- Psychosocial burden of family caregivers to adults with cancer -- Rehabilitation for cancer patients -- Cancer survivorship in adults -- Psycho-oncological interventions and psychotherapy in the oncology setting -- Quality of life in oncology
Summary Psycho-oncology is a thriving discipline in cancer care, and numerous research activities have been undertaken in the endeavor to improve treatment outcomes and to gain a better understanding of the psychological consequences of cancer. This book presents and discusses the latest findings from science and practice for a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its treatments. Not only are general psychosocial impacts of cancer described, but the very common fear of progression is elucidated. The relevance of psychooncology at different stages of disease (during oncological treatment, in rehabilitation, and during palliative care) is explained, and various psychooncological interventions are illustrated. Other important topics are the experience of being a cancer survivor, who may be cured but not be healthy, the psychological burden on relatives, and gender differences in coping with cancer. Quality of life and patient-reported outcomes are also commented on since they are among the key benchmarks for successful coping with the diagnosis of cancer, its treatment, and its late effects.
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Mental health.
Cancer -- Psychological aspects.
Cancer -- Patients -- Care.
Related Names Goerling, Ute, editor of compilation.
Related To Online version: Psycho-oncology. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, [2014] 9783642401879 (OCoLC)868923257
ISBN 9783642401862 hardback
3642401864 hardback
9783642401879 (eBook)
3642401872 (eBook)
OCLC number 868835182