Gender in Psycho-Oncology

ISBN : 9780190462253

Youngmee Kim; Matthew J. Loscalzo
264 Pages
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Gender in Psycho-Oncology is the first book of its kind to provide comprehensive views on the role of gender in the adjustment of the individual and the patient-caregiver pair when dealing with cancer. The text explores the significant role of gender in diverse pairings of genders between the patient and the caregiver. It also highlights the importance of age, generation, and socio-cultural characteristics; the illness trajectory and lifespan trajectory of the individual and the patient-caregiver pair; and an ongoing sociocultural movement that is changing social role expectations based on gender.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Gender in Psycho-Oncology
Matthew J. Loscalzo
Section 1: Theories on the role of gender in adjustment to illness-related stress
Chapter 2: Theoretical perspectives on gender and gender-related processes in adjustment to cancer
Emma E. Bright and Annette L. Stanton
Chapter 3: Theories of Gender in Adjustment to Medical Illness: Family-oriented Perspective
Youngmee Kim, Hannah-Rose Mitchell, and Amanda Ting
Section 2: Gender-based Types of Patient-Caregiver Pairs Across Cancer Trajectory
Chapter 4: Men Caring for Women in the Cancer Context
Mariet Hagedoorn and Tracey A. Revenson
Chapter 5: Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors
Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa A. Clark, and Lisa Fredman
Chapter 6: Male Patients and Their Male Caregivers
Thomas O. Blank, Lara Descartes, and Marysol Asencio
Chapter 7: Female Caregivers of Male Cancer Patients
Terry Badger
Section 3: Age, Generation, Socio-Cultural Impact of Different Gender Pairs
Chapter 8: The Integration of Aging and Gender to Understand the Cancer Experience among Older Adults
Keith M. Bellizzi and Kate E. Dibble
Chapter 9: Gender Considerations in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Amanda L. Thompson and Molly A. Gardner
Chapter 10: Exploring Gender and Cultural, Socioecological Considerations in Psycho-Oncology
Kimlin Tam Ashing, Judy Huei-yu Wang, Marshalee George, Clement K. Gwede
Section 4: Current Integrative Practices and Future Directions
Chapter 11: When the Invisible Screen Becomes Visible: Sex and Gender Matters in Biopsychosocial Programs
Matthew J. Loscalzo, Karen L. Clark, Courtney Bitz, Justin M. Yopp, Donald L. Rosenstein
Chapter 12: Psycho-oncology Interventions and Programs for Sexual and Gender Minorities
Deborah J. Bowen, Jennifer M. Jabson, and Steven S. Coughlin
Chapter 13: Next Steps in Gender-oriented Psycho-Oncology Research and Practices
Youngmee Kim and Matthew J. Loscalzo

About the author: 

Youngmee Kim, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on the biobehavioral mechanisms of cancer linking to the quality of life of cancer patients/survivors and their family caregivers at the individual as well as family/dyadic levels. Her work has been supported by the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health.; Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW is the Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Professor in Department of Population Sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center, Duarte California, USA. He has over 37 years experience in caring for cancer patients and their families. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the clinical, educational, and research domains of psychosocial aspects of cancer.

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