Treating Vulnerable Populations Of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial Approach by Tanya R. FitzpatrickTreating Vulnerable Populations Of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial Approach by Tanya R. Fitzpatrick

Treating Vulnerable Populations Of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial Approach

byTanya R. Fitzpatrick

Paperback | May 30, 2018

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This competence-building resource synthesizes a rich trove of conceptual and practical information on treating cancer survivors at risk of being underserved. Spotlighting a diverse group of ethnic and other demographic populations surviving diverse forms of cancer, the book models the assessing of needs and the developing of strategies to meet them. The multiple burden of cancer-medical and psychosocial problems, discrimination and stigma, quality of life issues-is described in depth as it affects different cultural and age populations. Contributors also present interventions that effectively and meaningfully address these complex intersections of physical, emotional, interpersonal, and layered social concerns.

Included among the topics:

  • Providing psychosocial distress screening, coping resources and self-care to newly diagnosed cancer survivors.
  • Latino cancer survivors: the old and the young.
  • An exploration of Latvian immigrants' cancer experience and implications for supportive interventions.
  • Survivorship issues among Muslim women with cancer.
  • How art therapy can benefit the quality of life of young breast cancer survivors.
  • The family caregiver as cancer survivor: supporting and promoting positive bereavement outcomes.

Unique among the survivor literature,Treating Vulnerable Populations of Cancer Survivors ably assists health psychologists, social workers, and nurses in providing services to patients facing special challenges during recovery.

Tanya Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., MSW, RN received her doctoral degree in social work from Boston College in 1992 and completed post-doctoral studies through Boston University focusing on issues relating to health and social outcomes among older adults. She was recently appointed the director of research at Hope & Cope (H&C), the Jewish Genera...
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Title:Treating Vulnerable Populations Of Cancer Survivors: A Biopsychosocial ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:May 30, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331981267X

ISBN - 13:9783319812670

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Culture-specific theoretical and conceptual models addressing vulnerable populations.- Providing psychosocial distress screening, coping resources, and self-care to older cancer survivors in a Canadian small-town setting.- Therapeutic interventions, social and health issues among elderly Latino cancer survivors.-  Family and community interventions: the experience of Latvian immigrant cancer survivors in Canada.- Cancer survivorship issues among Muslim women with cancer.-  Exploring the artist's book: how art therapy can enhance quality of life of young breast cancer survivors.- Physical activity, locus of control, and fear of recurrence among young and older cancer survivors from a community cancer support center.-  Therapy-related interventions, dental health issues, and the impact on quality of life among pediatric cancer survivors.- Health and social issues among esophagogastric cancer survivors: the STOP Cancer Initiative.- The caregiver as survivor: Caregiver support initiatives, person-centered approaches, and quality of life for the caregiver and family members. - Conclusion