Geriatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management by Jimmie C. Holland

Geriatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom…

EditorJimmie C. Holland, Talia Weiss Wiesel, Christian J. Nelson

Paperback | February 11, 2015

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Geriatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of older 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 older cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use. GeriatricPsycho-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.

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All of the editors are affiliated with the Department of Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.
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Title:Geriatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I. Screening and Interventions1. Psychosocial Screening Instruments for Older Cancer Patients2. Functional Assessment for Older Adults with Cancer3. Psychosocial Interventions for Older Cancer PatientsSection II. Psychiatric Emergencies and Disorders4. Psychiatric Emergencies5. Cognitive Disorders and Delirium6. Depressive Spectrum Disorders7. Anxiety8. Substance Abuse Disorders in Older Adults with Chronic Cancer Pain9. Personality Disorders in Older Cancer PatientsSection III. Physical Symptom Management10. Fatigue11. Pain12. Sexual DysfunctionSection IV. Special Considerations in Psychosocial Issues in Older Patients with Cancer13. Communicating with Older Cancer Patients14. Demoralization, Despair and Existential Concerns15. Caregiver Burden16. Advance Directives17. Psychosocial Issues in Elderly Minority PopulationSection V. Issues Specific to Common Cancer Site18. Prostate Cancer19. Breast Cancer20. Lung Cancer21. Colon Cancer22. Lymphoma and Leukemia