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Quick Reference for Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) is
pleased to present the first pocketsize handbook covering
basic principles of psychosocial oncology. This
landmark publication succinctly defines the psychiatric,
psychological, social and spiritual issues related
to cancer survivorship.
This handbook contains
essential information that oncology clinicians should
have to address the psychosocial needs of their patients.
It follows the NCCN Distress Management Guidelines
for a practical approach to treatment.
Orders are being accepted from APOS members and from
non-members as well.
Discounts for orders
of 250 or more:
organizations - 20% discount on total
For-profit organizations - 10% discount
on total purchase amount.
For large orders, please contact APOS to place your order and discuss shipping options.
You may e-mail or
call +1 434.293.5350.
This handbook goes beyond defining the problems and issues to offer
practical interventions easily accessible in tables, figures
and concise guidelines:
Simple chapter structure
is designed for quick access to information in clinical settings.
practical information is quickly accessible in
tables and figures throughout the handbook.
Instruments and guidelines for evaluating psychological
and emotional distress help oncology physicians
and nurses quickly to recognize when patients
need interventions to help cope with their illness.
describing problems unique to each type of cancer aid clinicians
in tailoring their approach to a particular
pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
outline treatment options and indicate when
a referral to a psychiatrist, therapist or
other resource may be needed.
Numerous cross-references and a full Index make this
concise reference easy to use.
References to current research
facilitate further exploration of the psychosocial
dimension of oncology for a more complete approach
to patient care.
Jimmie C. Holland, MD
Donna B. Greenberg, MD
Mary K. Hughes, RN, CNS
Mitch Golant, PhD
Jon A. Levenson, MD
Matthew J. Loscalzo, MSW
William F. Pirl, MD
Handbook Specifications Soft-cover, spiral bound
Pocket size (5 in. x 7 in.)
164 pages, plus 15-page Index
Funded in part by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company, which had no control over its content.