Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199988730

Jimmie C. Holland; Mitch Golant; Donna B. Greenberg; Mary K. Hughes; Jon A. Levenson; Matthew J. Loscalzo; William F. Pirl
248 ページ
128 x 202 mm

Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of adults living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including screening tools and interventions, psychiatric emergencies and disorders, physical symptom management, communication issues, and issues specific to common cancer sites. A resource section is appended to provide information on national services and programs. This book features contributions from experts designed to help clinicians review, anticipate and respond to emotional issues that often arise in the context of treating cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use. Psycho-Oncology is an ideal resource for helping oncologists and nurses recognize when it may be best to refer patients to their mental health colleagues and for those who are establishing or adding psychosocial components to existing clinics.


Section I. Screening and Interventions
1. Screening Instruments
2. Pharmacological Interventions
3. Non-Pharmacological Interventions
Section II. Psychiatric Emergencies and Disorders
4. Psychiatric Emergencies
5. Anxiety Disorders
6. Mood Disorders
7. Cognitive Disorders
8. Substance Abuse
9. Personality Disorders
Section III. Physical Symptom Management
10. Fatigue
11. Pain
12. Nausea and Vomiting
13. Sexual Dysfunction
Section IV. Communication Issues
14. Strategies for Giving Bad News
15. Supporting Parents with Cancer: Screening and Psycho-education
16. Spiritual and Religious Communication with Patients and Families
Section V. Issues Specific to Common Cancer Sites
17. Brain Cancer
18. Breast Cancer
19. Gastrointestinal Cancer
20. Genitourinary Cancer
21. Gynecological Cancers
22. Head and Neck Cancer
23. Hematalogical Cancer
24. Lung Cancer
25. Melanoma
Appendix: National Resources


Jimmie C. Holland is Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Donna B. Greenberg is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Psychiatric Oncology Service, Mass General Cancer Center Mary K. Hughes is Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Unversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center