This book examines in detail the psychosocial impacts of cancer and its management, explaining the relevance of psycho-oncology during all stages from diagnosis and treatment through to cancer survivorship and rehabilitation and end-of-life care. This new edition has been revised throughout to reflect the latest knowledge and places particular emphasis on patients’ perspectives and what professionals can learn from patients. Readers will find information on a variety of psycho-oncological interventions, and detailed attention is paid to quality of life and patient-reported outcomes (as key benchmarks for successful coping) and to the fear of progression during and after therapy. Entirely new chapters focus on the psychological impact of individualized therapies in oncology, communication skills training, medical risk communication, and current research approaches in psycho-oncology. Written by leading experts in the field, the book will serve as a valuable resource for all health care professionals who work with patients and their relatives in the field of psychosocial cancer care and oncology.
Table of Contents
Psychosocial Impact of Cancer.- Fear of progression in cancer patients and survivors.- Gender Opportunities in Psychosocial Oncology.- Psycho-oncology: A Patient’s View.- The oncological patient in the palliative situation.- Family Caregivers to Adults with Cancer: The Consequences of Caring.- Rehabilitation for Cancer Patients.- Cancer Survivorship in adults.- Psychotherapy in the oncology setting.- Quality of life in Oncology.- Psychosocial impact of personalized therapies in oncology.- COMSKIL Communication Training in Oncology – Adaptation to German Cancer Care Settings.- The barrier to informed choice in cancer screening: Statistical illiteracy in physicians and patients.- Future research in Psycho-oncology.