Cancer Survivorship: A Bird's Eye View from an Insider a Decade Later.- Epidemiology.- Adaptation.- Quality Care.- Disparities.- Aging.- Financial Hardship.- Fatigue.- Distress.- Pain.- Cognitive Dysfunction.- Work.- Sleep.- Interpersonal Relationships.- Physical Activity.- Nutrition and Weight.- Smoking.- Primary Care.- Comprehensive Health Care.- International Perspectives.- Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead.
The timely revision of this authoritative handbook gives a wide range of health care providers practical insights and strategies for treating cancer survivors' long-term physical and mental health issues and promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Details of new and emerging trends in research and practice enhance readers' awareness of issues faced by survivors so they may better detect, monitor, intervene in, and if possible prevent distressing conditions and potentially harmful outcomes. Of particular emphasis are different models of care that may be applicable to diverse clinical settings around the world. New or updated chapters cover major challenges to survivors' quality of life and options for health care delivery across key life domains, including:
- Adaptation and coping post-treatment.
- Problems of aging in survivorship, including disparities and financial hardship.
- Well-being concerns including physical activity, weight loss, nutrition, and smoking cessation.
- Core functional areas such as work, sleep, relationships, and cognition.
- Large-scale symptoms including pain, distress, and fatigue.
- Models of care including primary care and comprehensive cancer center.
- International perspectives
- PLUS, insights about lessons learned and challenges ahead.
With survivorship and survivorship care becoming an ever more important part of the clinical landscape, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship is an essential reference for oncology specialists, primary care providers, mental health professionals, rehabilitation providers, as well as public health specialists, epidemiologists and policy makers.
Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., MPH is Professor in the Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at that institution. In addition, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Medicine, at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Dr. Feuerstein is founder and editor-in-chief of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and recently launched (2007) Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, as well as editor of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. As a cancer survivor himself (brain cancer) he focuses his research and advocacy work in the area of cancer survivorship, helping to improve the health, health care, well being and functional recovery of cancer survivors of all types. This latest book addresses many aspects of research and practice related to work following primary cancer treatment, This book was compiled as an effort to improve the lives of those cancer survivors who desire to return and remain at work.