Psycho-Oncology (3rd edition)

Jimmie C. Holland; William S. Breitbart; Paul B. Jacobsen; Matthew J. Loscalzo; Ruth McCorkle; Phyllis N. Butow
Pub date
May 2015
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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.


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

About the author: 

JCH: Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. WSB: Chief, Psychiatry Service and Interim Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. PNB: Professor of Psychology Chair, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, University of Sydney; PBJ: Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida. MJL: Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care and Professor of Population Sciences, City of Hope; RM: Florence Shorske Walde Professor, Yale School of Nursing.

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