Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practice

ISBN : 9780190655617

Michelle Cororve Fingeret; Irene Teo
416 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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This is the first academic textbook on body image care for cancer patients, and is designed to target healthcare care professionals across disciplines internationally. It provides a comprehensive overview of body image literature with cancer populations. Practical recommendations for assessment tools and intervention approaches are included alongside illustrative case examples.


1. The Intersection of Body Image and Oncology
Michelle Cororve Fingeret and Irene E. A. Teo
2. Theoretical Foundations of Body Image
Bethany Rhoten
3. Body Image Assessment in the Oncology Setting
Maria Antoinetta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, and Michelle Cororve Fingeret
4. Interventions to Support Patients Affected by an Altered Appearance
Helena Lewis-Smigh, Diana Harcourt, and Alex Clarke
5. Body Image Issues Across Cancer Types
Vicky Lehmann and Marrit A. Tuinman
6. Body Image and the Cancer Treatment Trajectory
Kerry A. Sherman and Laura-Kate E. Shaw
7. Altered Appearance from Cancer
Nicole Paraskeva, Alex Clarke, and Diana Harcourt
8. Body Image and Functional Loss
Melissa Henry and Ali Alias
9. Sexuality, Fertility, and Cancer
Kristen M. Carpenter and Lora L. Black
10. Lymphedema and Body Image Disturbance
Sarah M. DeSnyder, Simona F. Shaitelman, and Mark V. Schaverien
11. Speech and Swallowing Impairment
Jan S. Lewin, Michelle Cororve Fingeret, and Kate A. Hutcheson
12. Body Image in Children and Adolescents with Cancer: Clinical Considerations for Assessment and Intervention
Amanda L. Thompson and Lori Wiener
13. Age-Related Considerations for Treating Body Image Issues in Cancer Patients (Older Adults)
Tammy A. Schuler, Andy Roth, and Jimmie Holland
14. Men, Body Image, and Cancer
Murray Drummond and Brendan Gough
15. Body Image and Couples
Esther Hansen, Jennifer Barsky Reese, and Justin Grayer
16. Cultural Considerations in Body Image and Cancer: A Western Cultural Perspective
Kristina Harper and Hanne Konradsen
17. Cultural Considerations in Body Image and Cancer: An Asian Cultural Perspective
Geok Ling Lee and Irene Teo
18. Synthesis: Impressions and Future Directions
Michelle Cororve Fingeret and Irene E. A. Teo

About the author: 

Dr. Michelle Cororve Fingeret is a licensed psychologist who has been conducting multidisciplinary research and patient care addressing body image issues of cancer patients since 2004. She worked for 13 years at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Departments of Behavioral Science. Head and Neck Surgery, and Plastic Surgery as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor. She founded the Body Image Research and Therapy Program while at The University of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is also a Past-President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.; Dr. Irene Teo is a clinical psychologist whose main research focus is body image and psychological aspects of coping with cancer. She obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Houston in 2012. She completed her APA-accredited internship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Body Image Research and Therapy Program at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is currently based in Singapore and is involved in research and clinical work aimed at alleviating distress in patients and their families through the phases of cancer survivorship and palliative care.

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