Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer

Hardcover | March 11, 2015

EditorGrace Christ, Carolyn Messner, Lynn Behar

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The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer andtheir families. It focuses on the unique synergy of social work perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills with the psychosocial needs of cancer patients, their families, and the health care systems in which they are treated. It addresses both the science and art of psychosocial care and identifiesthe increasing specialization of oncology social work related to its unique knowledge base, skills, role, and the progressive complexity of psychosocial challenges for patients with cancer. This Handbook equips the reader with all that we know today in oncology social work about patient and family centered care, distress screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and economic diversity, legal and ethical matters, clinical work with adults living with cancer,cancer across the lifespan, their caregivers and families, pediatrics, loss and grief, professional career development, leadership, and innovation. Our hope is that in reading this Handbook you will identify new areas where each of you can leave your mark as innovators and change agents in ourevolving field of practice.

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The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer andtheir families. It focuses on the unique syne...

Grace Christ, DSW/PhD, Professor Emerita, Columbia University School of Social Work. Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, LCSW-R, Director of Education and Training, CancerCare. Lynn Behar, PhD, LICSW, OSW-C, is Founder of the Carol LaMare Initiative, University of Washington School of Social Work.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:872 pages, 11.1 × 8.7 × 1.81 inPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199941920

ISBN - 13:9780199941926

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview of Oncology Social WorkCarolyn Messner: 1. Stewart B. Fleishman and Carolyn Messner: Cancer in Contemporary Society: Grounding in Oncology and Psychosocial Care2. Susan Hedlund: Oncology Social Work: Past, Present, and Future3. Julianne S. Oktay: Integrating Research and Evidence-Based Practice with Clinical Knowledge4. Anjanette Wells, Darrell Hudson, Lorena Estrada-Martinez, and Sarah Gehlert: Oncology and Health Care Disparities5. Kim Day: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs: An Institute of Medicine Report Comes to LifeSection 2: Cancer across a Continuum of Care: Clinical Practice, Opportunities, and ChallengesBrad Zebrack: 6. Brad Zebrack, Barbara L. Jones, and Kathryn M. Smolinski: Oncology Social Work Interventions throughout the Continuum of Cancer Care7. Karen Kell Hartman: Diagnosis and Initiation of Cancer Treatment8. Paul G. Clark and Sage Bolte: Sense Making in Living with Cancer as a Chronic Illness9. Penny Damaskos and Carly Parry: Cancer Survivorship: Concepts, Interventions, and Research10. Deborah Waldrop and Sherri Weisenfluh: Transition to End-of-Life Care in OncologySection 3: Psychosocial Challenges of Site-Specific CancersCarolyn Messner: 11. Carolyn Messner, Caroline Kornhauser, and Rosalie Canosa: The Biopsychosocial Implications of the Site of the Cancer12. Patrick Garbe: Living with a Rare Cancer Diagnosis: A Survivor's Perspective13. Les Gallo-Silver: Working with Men Challenged by Prostate Cancer14. Roz Kleban and Susan Glaser: The Many Dimensions of Breast Cancer: Determining the Scope of Needed Services15. Kate Pederson, Brian Tomlinson, and Lisa O'Brien: Hematologic Cancers: Patients' Needs for Specialized Care16. Elizabeth Ezra and Maria Chi: When the Shoe Drops Twice: Unique Fears and Challenges of Recurrent DiseaseSection 4: Implementing Distress Screening Initiatives in OncologyGrace Christ: 17. James R. Zabora: "Distress Screening Guidelines for Oncology Social Workers"18. Barry D. Bultz, Matthew Loscalzo, and Shannon Groff: "Development of a National Canadian Program for Oncology Stress as the 6th Vital Sign"19. Karen Clark, Matthew Loscalzo, and Barry D. Bultz: "Touch-Screen Technology: Using a Problem Checklist for Psychosocial Oncology Screening"20. Jill Taylor-Brown and Heather Campbell-Enns: "Distress Screening and Responding in an Ambulatory Cancer Center"21. Mark E. Anderson, Margrett R. Myhre, Donna Suckow, and Angela McCabe: "Screening and Assessment of Suicide Risk in Oncology"22. Carole Mayer and Sheila Damore-Petingola: "Using Telemedicine to Respond to Distress in Rural and Remote Chemotherapy Clinics"23. Lynne E. Padgett, Carly Parry, and Stephen Taplin: "Next Steps for Psychosocial Screening in Oncology"Section 5: Social Work Research: Challenges and OpportunitiesKaren Kayser: 24. Karen Kayser: "An Agenda for Oncology Social Work Research: From Bench to Bedside to Trench"25. Taryn Lindhorst: "Practice Relevant Research in Oncology: Science Is What You Do When You Don't Know What to Do"26. Mary Ann Burg: "Finding Funding for Oncology Social Work Research"27. Guadalupe R. Palos: "Writing Proposals for Foundations and Governmental Agencies"28. Carly Parry and G. Stephane Philogene: "Opportunities for Social Work Research in Oncology"Section 6: Complex Issues Affecting Quality of Life and Quality of CareShirley Otis-Green: 29. Terry Altilio and Bridget Sumser: "The Convergence of Oncology and Palliative Social Work"30. Brian Giddens: "Treatment Adherence in Oncology"31. Barbara Head: "The Impact of Comorbidities on Cancer Care"32. Allison Werner-Lin: "Social Work Practice with Families Affected by Hereditary Cancer"33. Terry Altilio and Laurel Eskra Tropeano: "Pain and Symptom Management"34. Sage Bolte and Christopher Anrig: "Sexuality and Cancer"35. Allison Werner-Lin: The Oncology Social Worker and Genomics"Section 7: Sociocultural and Economic Diversity: Improving Access and Health OutcomesYvette Colcn: 36. Yvette Colcn: "Working with Sociocultural and Economic Diversity"37. Amanda Amodio and Upal Basu Roy: "Support for Immigrants, Political Refugees, and Patients Seeking Asylum Who Have Cancer"38. Kathryn M. Smolinski and William Goeren: "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer"39. Max Rorty: "Transgender Individuals and Families Affected by Cancer"40. Karina L. Walters, Teresa Evans-Campbell, Matthew A. Town, Katie Schultz, Jessica H. L. Elm, and Ramona E. Beltr n: "Alaska Native, Native American, and First Nation People: Outreach, Screening, and Assessment"41. Karen Bullock and Hannah Allison: "Access to Medical Treatment for African Americans Diagnosed with Cancer: The Current Evidence Base"42. Guadalupe R. Palos: "Hispanic/Latino Individuals and Families Affected by Cancer: Outreach, Screening, and Assessment"43. Pamela Pui-Yu Leung and Cecilia L. W. Chan: "Working with Chinese Families Impacted by Cancer: An Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Approach"Section 8: Assessment and Interventions with Adults Living with CancerHester Hill Schnipper: 44. Hester Hill Schnipper and Ashley Varner: "Interventions and Ongoing Assessment with People Living with Cancer"45. Hester Hill Schnipper: "Time Enough to Make a Difference: Helping Our Patients Live Well with Advanced Cancer"46. Shirley Otis-Green and Terry Irish: "Integrating Spirituality in Oncology Care"47. Erin Columbus and Kate Wakelin: "Clinical Group Work: Embracing Opportunities, Navigating Challenges"48. Carole F. Seddon and Hester Hill Schnipper: "Assessing and Intervening with the Spectrum of Depression and Anxiety in Cancer"49. John G. Cagle and Matthew Loscalzo: "Using Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches throughout the Cancer Experience"50. Carrie Lethborg and Lou Harms: "Meaning-making Approaches to Social Work Practice in Oncology"51. Lissa Parsonnet: "Schema Therapy with Oncology Patients and Families"52. Shlomit Perry: "Practice Issues in Social Work and Psychosocial Oncology in Israel"53. Cecilia L. W. Chan and Richard R. Dickens: "Oncology Social Work Practice in Integrative Medicine"Section 9: Interventions with Families and Caregivers in OncologySusan Hedlund: 54. Susan Hedlund: "Introduction to Working with Families in Oncology"55. Ashley Varner: "Caregivers of Cancer Patients"56. Karen Kayser and Jennifer L. Scott: "Psychosocial Interventions with Couples Affected by Cancer"57. Betty J. Kramer and Amy Z. Boelk: "Managing Family Conflict: Providing Responsive Family Care at the End of Life"58. Iris Cohen Fineberg: "Family and Team Conferencing in Oncology"Section 10: Interventions with Parental Cancer, Dependent Children, and AdolescentsLyn Behar: 59. Grace Christ: "Parental Cancer: Developmentally Informed Practice Guidelines for Family Consultation and Communication"60. Lynn Behar and Frances Marcus Lewis: "Single Parents Coping with Cancer and Children"61. Krista Nelson: "A Parallel Group Program for Parents and Children: Using Expressive Techniques and Activities to Facilitate Communication"Section 11: Pediatrics: Assessment and Interventions with Children and Adolescent Cancer Patients-The Unique Challenges of Pediatric OncologyBarbara L. Jones: 62. Lori Wiener and Ursula M. Sansom-Daly: "Interventions for Children under Age 15 Living with Cancer"63. Rebecca G. Block: "Interventions for Adolescents Living with Cancer"64. Nancy F. Cincotta: "The Family Experience in Pediatric Oncology"65. Nancy F.Cincotta: "Helping Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients"66. Nancy Contro and Analisa Trott: "Reaching Out to Culturally Diverse Populations in Pediatric Oncology"67. Kate Shafer and Constance Connor: "Pediatric Cancer Survivors"68. Stacy S. Remke: "Pediatric Palliative Care"Section 12: Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis across the Adult Life SpanTara Schapmire: 69. Sage Bolte: "Young Adults (20 to 39) with Cancer"70. Susan Hedlund: "Parents of Younger Adults with Cancer"71. Cindy Davis and Connie Rust: "Cancer and Middle-Aged Adults (40 to 64)"72. Tara Schapmire and Anna Faul: "Cancer and Older Adults (65 Plus)"73. Daniel S. Gardner: "Working with Families of Older Adults with Cancer"Section 13: Loss, Grief, and BereavementMary Sormanti: 74. Mary Sormanti: "Understanding Bereavement: How Theory, Research, and Practice Inform What We Do"75. Deborah Carr: "Spousal/Intimate Partner Loss and Bereavement"76. Nancy F. Cincotta: "Mourning the Death of a Child"77. Amy Yin Man Chow: "Developing Culturally Informed Research on Bereavement Interventions"78. Richard T. Hara and Rachel Odo: "Leading Bereavement Groups"Section 14: Patient- And Family-Centered Care: Social Work Role and Organizational Models for Psychosocial ServicesNancy W. Newman: 79. Nancy W. Newman and Cynthia Medeiros: "Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A National Mandate and Social Work Goal"80. Matthew Loscalzo, Karen Clark, and Barry D. Bultz: "Integrated Interdisciplinary Staff Leadership Model of Patient-Centered Care"81. Margaret Weld Meyer and Wendy J. Evans: "Directing Stand-Alone Social Work Department Models"82. Alison Mayer Sachs and Kerry Irish: "Creating Innovative Cancer Support Programs in Community Cancer Centers"83. Catherine Credeur and Christine Healy: "Managing Volunteer Services in Oncology"Section 15: U.S. Health Care Advocacy: Legal and Ethical Issues in OncologyGary L. Stein: 84. Gunnar Almgren: "Historic and Current Perspectives on Health Care Reform"85. Gary L. Stein and Jeanne Kerwin: "Bioethical Issues in Oncology and the Social Work Response"86. Mary Beth Morrissey: "Improving Pain Care Policy: Implications for Social Work Advocacy"Section 16: Care Coordination, Managing Transitions, Providing ResourcesCarol P. Marcusen: 87. Carol P. Marcusen: "Transitions during Cancer Care"88. Melissa Sileo Stewart and Rian Rodriguez: "Patient Navigation in Oncology"89. Jane Levy and Michele McCourt: "Bridging Increasing Financial Gaps and Challenges in Service Delivery"90. Julie Keany Hodorowski, Carolyn Messner, and Caroline Kornhauser: "The Importance of Patient Education"91. Kathryn M. Smolinski and Debra Wolf: "Legal Issues that Affect Quality of Life for Oncology Patients and Their Caregivers"Section 17: Practice Settings: Where Oncology Social Workers WorkVictoria Kennedy: 92. Victoria Kennedy: "Oncology Social Work across Sites of Care"93. Louise Knight: "Oncology Social Work Practice in Hospitals and Cancer Centers"94. Louisa Daratsos: "Veterans and Cancer"95. Jennifer Mills: "The Evolving Role for Oncology Social Workers in Business"Section 18: Professional Development and EducationKatherine Walsh: 96. Annamma Abraham Kaba and Penny Damaskos: "An Integrated Model of Supervision, Education, and Career Development"97. Katherine Walsh: "Career Planning in Oncology Social Work: From Practice to Academia"98. Shirley Otis-Green and Sheila L. Hammer: "Grant-Funded Educational Programs in Psychosocial Oncology"99. Debra Mattison: "Vicarious Resilience: Sustaining a Career over the Long Haul"100. Virginia Krawiec and Greta Greer: "The American Cancer Society's Contributions to Oncology Social Work"101. Ann Fairchild, Christa G. Burke, Paula G. McCarthy, Stacy Stickney Ferguson, and Katherine Walsh: "APOSW and AOSW: Education and Development of Professional Networks"102. Virginia Vaitones, Johanna Schutte, and Debra Mattison: "OSW-C: The Importance of Certification for Oncology Social Workers"103. Elizabeth J. Clark and Stacy Collins: "NASW and Oncology Social Work"Section 19: Building Resilience in Interprofessional PracticePenny Damaskos: 104. Jane Bowling and Penny Damaskos: "Building Resilience: A Multifaceted Support Program for Professional and Support Staff in a Cancer Center"105. Elizabeth A. Rohan: "How Oncology Professionals Manage the Emotional Intensity of Their Work"106. Patricia McGillicuddy, Karen Gold, and Mandy Lowe: "Developing Core Competencies for Interprofessional Teams: A Script-Reading Approach"107. Margaret S. Wool: "Schwartz Rounds: Process, Outcomes, and Opportunities for Improving Interprofessional Practice"108. Sima Zadeh, Jayne Phillips, Jeasmine E. Aizvera, and Lori Wiener: "Maintaining Competent Teams in Pediatric Oncology"Section 20109. Grace Christ: Moving Forward: Leading the Way with Psychosocial

Editorial Reviews

"The scope of practice covered in this handbook is essential for any oncology social worker, whether they are new to the field or an experienced practitioner. The handbook will be required reading for all social work interns and fellows. The sheer number of topics and authors reflects thegreat advances we have made in providing psychosocial care for people living with cancer and their families over the last three decades. It is written in language that is easily transferrable to practice, which will be helpful to social work practitioners and others across the continuum of care inoncology. The authorship of this book is astounding! Congratulations to the many contributors and editors of this wonderful handbook." --Christina Austin-Valere, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Oncology Social Worker, Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL