A practical, clinician-friendly guide to behavioral and emotional health in cancer patients -- from one of the world's leading cancer treatment centers
Manual of Psycho-Social Oncology provides healthcare professionals with a readily accessible source of information on the assessment and management of the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Written by an expert from the world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Centers, the book focuses on the practical needs of busy oncology clinicians and includes coverage of issues such as communicating with patients and families dealing with cancer, goals of care, and end-of-life care. Key Points and Critical Highlights boxes throughout the text encapsulate important information.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
James Duffy, MD, is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Distress Among Cancer Patients and Their Families: The Facts; Part I. The Epidemiology and Impact of Distress in Cancer; Chapter One: Whole Patient Care: The Experience of Cancer; Chapter Three: The Consequences of Stress and Cancer: Evaluating Quality of Life, Suffering, and Distress Chapter Four: Assessing distress at the Bedside; Chapter Five: Narrative Approaches to Assessing Distress; Chapter Six: The Standardized Assessment of Distress: Assessment and Management of Psychological Symptoms; Chapter Seven: Depression; Chapter Eight: Anxiety; Chapter Nine: Personality Disorders; Chapter Ten: Substance Abuse; Chapter Eleven: Sexuality; Chapter Twelve: Fatigue; Chapter Thirteen: Demoralization and Despair; Chapter Fourteen: Behavioral Aspects of Brain Tumors; Chapter Fifteen: Behavioral Effects of Immune Therapies; Chapter Sixteen: Communicating with Patients and Families; Chapter Seventeen: Difficult Conversations