Psycho-Oncology

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Psycho-Oncology

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Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field of psychosocial oncology and remains the gold standard today. Written by 67 internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the resource is truly an essential reference for all providers of palliative care.

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Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York.
William S. Breitbart, M.D., Chief, Psychiatry Service, and Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornelly University, New York, New York.
Paul B. Jacobsen, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida.
Marguerite S. Lederberg, M.D., Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York.
Matthew J. Loscalzo, M.S.W., Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs; Administrative Director, Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center; Executive Director, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, and Professor, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope, Duarte.
Ruth McCorkle, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Florence Schorske Wald Professor, Yale School of Nursing; Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, and Program Leader, Population Sciences and Cancer Control, Yale Cancer Center.

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"There is much to interest palliative care specialists in this comprehensive overview of the contribution that mental health professionals have made to cancer patient care - and increasingly to cancer prevention...There has been a striking expansion in the evidence availbale to support the use of a variety of therapeutic interventions and this section included chapters dealing with complementaru therapies and with spiritual issues as well as coverage of formal pscyhological approaches." -- Palliative Medicine


"The chapters are well written...Psycho-oncology is well worth every penny as a chaplanincy department resource for spur-of-the-moment questions that arise in patient care and interdisciplinary conferences. Further, it is a rich resource for leads on further reading and ideas for research projects."-- National Association of Catholic Chaplains


."..the book more than justifies its publication, greatly expanding on the biomedical aspects of cancer and cancer care rather than focusing only on psycholsocial issues. It has tremendous breadth and applicability to medical, nursing and mental health professionals."-- Doody's Journal


"Weighing in at slightly less than seven pounds, this 1189-page textbook stands as the authoritative reference on both psychological issues in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival...Psycho-oncology will appeal to a wide audience of health care workers, including students, postgraduate trainees, and practitioners in medical surgical areas and mental health." -- I AMA


"The authors goal was to provide a single resource within which the wide variety of information related to psycho-oncology could be found and presented in non-technical jargon...sections well worth reading include Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pain, Suicide and Substance Abuse Disorders....Mental health clinicians working with cancer patients should have ready

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