Psychosocial Aspects of Oncology by Jimmie C. HollandPsychosocial Aspects of Oncology by Jimmie C. Holland

Psychosocial Aspects of Oncology

byJimmie C. HollandEditorRobert Zittoun

Paperback | March 8, 2012

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The European School of Oncology came into existence to respond to a need for information, education and training in the field of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. There are two main reasons why such an initiative was considered necessary. Firstly, the teaching of oncology requires a rigorously multidiscipli­ nary approach which is difficult for the Universities to put into practice since their system is mainly disciplinary orientated. Secondly, the rate of technological development that impinges on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been so rapid that it is not an easy task for medical faculties to adapt their curricula flexibly. With its residential courses for organ pathologies and the seminars on new techniques (laser, monoclonal antibodies, imaging techniques etc.) or on the<_-27_27_><_tic20_c0r27_27_liuversies20_28_conservative20_or20_mutilating20_surgery2c_20_primary20_or20_adjuvant20_chemotherapy2c_20_radiotherapy20_alone20_or20_integrated29_2c_20_it20_is20_the20_ambition20_of20_the20_european20_school20_of20_oncology20_to20_fill20_a20_cultural20_and20_scientific20_gap20_and2c_20_thereby2c_20_create20_a20_bridge20_between20_the20_university20_and20_industry20_and20_between20_these20_two20_and20_daily20_medical20_practice.20_one20_of20_the20_more20_recent20_initiatives20_of20_eso20_has20_been20_the20_institution20_of20_permanent20_study20_groups2c_20_also20_called20_task20_forces2c_20_where20_a20_limited20_number20_of20_leading20_experts20_are20_invited20_to20_meet20_once20_a20_year20_with20_the20_aim20_of20_defining20_the20_state20_of20_the20_art20_and20_possibly20_reaching20_a20_consensus20_on20_future20_developments20_in20_specific20_fields20_of20_onc2ad_20_cology. _c0r27_27_liuversies="" _28_conservative="" or="" mutilating="" _surgery2c_="" primary="" adjuvant="" _chemotherapy2c_="" radiotherapy="" alone="" _integrated29_2c_="" it="" is="" the="" ambition="" of="" european="" school="" oncology="" to="" fill="" a="" cultural="" and="" scientific="" gap="" _and2c_="" _thereby2c_="" create="" bridge="" between="" university="" industry="" these="" two="" daily="" medical="" practice.="" one="" more="" recent="" initiatives="" eso="" has="" been="" institution="" permanent="" study="" _groups2c_="" also="" called="" task="" _forces2c_="" where="" limited="" number="" leading="" experts="" are="" invited="" meet="" once="" year="" with="" aim="" defining="" state="" art="" possibly="" reaching="" consensus="" on="" future="" developments="" in="" specific="" fields="" _onc2ad_="">
Title:Psychosocial Aspects of OncologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pagesPublished:March 8, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Historical Overview.- Psychosocial Issues in Oncology: A Historical Perspective.- II. Patient Care Issues.- Crisis and Coping: Learning to Live with Cancer.- Patient information and Participation.- Patient Information: Practical Guidelines.- Diagnosis and Management of Symptoms from a Psychological Perspective.- Employing Specialist Workers to Detect Psychological and Social Morbidity.- Psychological and Psychiatric Interventions.- III. Psychosocial and Behavioural Factors in Cancer Risk and Survival.- Psychosocial Risk Factors in Cancer.- Behavioural Factors in Cancer Risk and Survival.- IV. Methods of Assessment in Clinical Practice and Research.- Screening for the Need of Psychosocial Intervention.- Quality of Life Assessment in Cancer Clinical Trials.- V. Future Directions for Training and Research.- Informed Consent and Cancer Clinical Research.- Suicide and Euthanasia.- Unorthodox Cancer Treatments.- Psychoneuroimmunological Studies.- Psychological Sequelae in Cancer Survivors.- Screening for Breast Cancer.- Training in Psychosocial Oncology.