by Jimmie C. Holland

ISBN-10: 0195106148

ISBN-13: 9780195106145

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated


Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The History of Psycho-Oncology

Section I. Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Cancer Risk
1. Tobacco Use and Cessation

2. Diet and Cancer

3. Exercise and Cancer

4. Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk

5. Socioeconomic Status and Psycho-Oncology

6. Psychosocial Factors

Section II. Screening for Cancer in Normal and At-Risk Populations
7. Colorectal Cancer Screening

8. Cervical Cancer Screening

9. Breast Cancer Screening

10. Prostate Cancer Screening

Section III. Screening and Testing for Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer
11. Genetic Susceptibility to Breast/Ovarian Cancer

12. Psychosocial Issues in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Section IV. Psychological Issues Related to Site of Cancer
13. Central Nervous System Tumors

14. Head and Neck Cancer

15. Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Cancers

16. Lung Cancer

17. Genitourinary Malignancies

18. Gynecologic Cancers

19. Skin Neoplasms and Malignant Melanoma

20. Breast Cancer

21. Sarcoma

22. Hematopoietic Dyscrasias and Stem Cell Transplantation

23. HIV Infection and AIDS-Associated Neoplasms

24. Tumor of Unknown Primary Site

Section V. Management of Specific Physical Symptoms
25. Cancer-related Pain

26. Nausea and Vomiting

27. Fatigue

28. Sexuality Problems After Cancer

29. Neuropsychological Impact of Cancer and Cancer Treatments

30. Sleep and Cancer

31. Weight and Appetite Loss in Cancer

Section VI. Palliative and Terminal Care
32. Hospice Care and Home Care

33. Canadian Virtual Hospice: A Template for Online Communication and Support

34. Training of Psychologists and Psychiatrists in Palliative Care

VII. Psychiatric Disorders
35. Psychiatric Emergencies

36. Adjustment Disorders

37. Depressive Disorders

38. Suicide

39. Anxiety Disorders

40. Delirium

41. Substance Abuse Disorders

42. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Associated with Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

43. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders, Factitious Illness, and Malingering in the Oncology Setting

44. Cancer Care for Patients with Schizophrenia

45. Difficult Personality Traits and Disorders in Oncology

Section VIII. Screening and Assessment in Psychosocial Oncology
46. Screening and Assessment for Unmet Needs

47. Screening and Assessment for Anxiety and Depression

48. Screening and Assessment for Distress

49. Screening and Assessment for Delirium and Dementia

50. Screening and Assessment for Cognitive Problems

51. Cross-Cultural Considerations in Screening and Assessment

Section IX. Principles of Psychotropic Management
52. Principles of Psychotropic Medications in Cancer Care

Section X. Evidence Based Interventions
53. Principles of Psychotherapy

54. Healthcare Provider Communication: The Model of Optimal Therapeutic Effectiveness

55. Supportive Psychotherapy in Cancer Care: An Essential Ingredient for All Therapy

56. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

57. Cognitive Therapy

58. Self-Management Support

59. Building Problem-Solving Skills

60. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy

61. Dignity in the Terminally Ill: Empirical Findings and Clinical Applications

62. Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Therapy

63. Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga for Cancer Patients

64. Art and Music Therapy

65. The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Coping with Cancer: Evidence, Assessment, and Intervention

66. Integrative Oncology

67. Physical Activity and Exercise Interventions in Cancer Survivors

68. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Cancer Patients

69. Psychosocial Interventions for Couples and Families Coping with Cancer

70. Supportive-Expressive and Other Forms of Group Psychotherapy in Cancer Care

Section XI. Geriatric Psycho-Oncology
71. The Older Patient

72. Special Considerations in Older Adults with Cancer: What Psycho-Oncologists Should Know

73. Functional Assessment of Older Patients with Cancer

Section XII. Psychological Issues for the Family
74. A Family-Centered Approach to the Patient with Cancer

75. Couples and Caregivers of Cancer Patients

76. Sexual Minority Health in Psycho-Oncology

77. Addressing the Needs of Children When a Parent Has Cancer

78. Bereavement: Theory, Clinical Presentation, and Intervention in the Setting of Cancer Care

Section XIII. Cross Cutting Issues
79. Cross Cutting Gender Based Issues and Caregiving

80. E-Health Interventions

81. Negotiating the Interface of Psycho-Oncology and Ethics

82. Disparities in the Impact of Cancer

83. DSM-5 and Psycho-Oncology

Section: XIV. Survivorship
84. Fear of Cancer Recurrence

85. Positive Consequences of the Experience of Cancer: Perceptions of Growth and Meaning

86. Changing Health Behaviors after Treatment

87. Implementing the Survivorship Care Plan: A Strategy for Improving the Quality of Care for Cancer Survivors

88. Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

89. Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors

Section XV. Professional Education and Building Supportive Care Programs
90. Principles of Communication Skills Training in Cancer Care Across the Life Span and Illness Trajectory

91. Building Supportive Care Programs in a Time of Great Opportunity

92. Oncology Staff Stress and Related Interventions

93. Training Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Psycho-Oncology

94. Training Professional Social Workers in Psycho-Oncology

95. Education of Nurses in Psycho-Oncology

96. Education of Chaplains in Psycho-Oncology

97. Training and Education of Patient Advocates

98. The Engaged Patient: The Cancer Support Community's Integrative Model of Evidence-Based Psychosocial Programs, Services, and Research

99. Collaborative Psychosocial Oncology Care Models

Section XVI. Psycho-Oncology in Health Policy
100. Changes in U.S. Policy Issues

101. Distress as the 6th Vital Sign: An Emerging International Symbol for Improving Psychosocial Care

102. Emerging International Directions for Psychosocial Care

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