Psycho-Oncology: A Patient’s View

Published on Jan 1, 2014in Recent results in cancer research
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-642-40187-9_4
Patricia Garcia-Prieto4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)
Culturally the most important, valued, and less stigmatized part of cancer care is the medical part: The surgeon cutting the tumors out and the oncologist leading the strategic decision-making of the medical treatments available. The least valued and stigmatized part of cancer remains the psychosocial care. This chapter describes––through the eyes of an academic, psychologist, stage IV melanoma patient, and patient advocate––how one patient navigated changing psycho-oncological needs from early stage to stage IV through a whole range of psychological interventions available. Her voice joins that of all cancer patients around the world whom are urgently calling for psycho-oncological care to be fully recognized as a central part of cancer treatment.
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Published on Apr 10, 2012in Journal of Clinical Oncology28.25
Paul B. Jacobsen74
Estimated H-index: 74
Jimmie C. Holland65
Estimated H-index: 65
David P. Steensma47
Estimated H-index: 47
Special Series relates to thescienceofpsychosocialcare.Thisseriesisdesignedtoprovideoncol-ogyprofessionalswiththemostrecentinformationaboutthepsycho-logical,psychiatric,andsocialaspectsofcancercare.Theemergenceofthefieldofpsychosocialcarereflectsgrowingpublicandprofessionalawareness of the potential for cancer and its treatment to have pro-foundeffectsonmanyaspectsoflife.Aprincipalgoalofpsychosocialcareistorecognizeandaddresstheeffectsthatcanceranditstreatmenthaveonthementalstatusandemotionalwell-...
Published on Jul 1, 2011in Psycho-oncology3.43
Christina Shennan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Lancaster University),
Sheila Payne56
Estimated H-index: 56
(Lancaster University),
Deborah Fenlon17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Southampton)
Objective: The aim of this paper is to present and critically appraise the evidence for the use of mindfulness-based interventions in cancer care. Methods: Systematic review methods were used. A thorough search of relevant major and specialised electronic databases was made and unpublished and ongoing work was also identified. Both qualitative and quantitative studies were eligible for inclusion. Information about aims, design, participant sample, measures, findings and intervention details were...
Published on May 1, 2011in Contemporary Buddhism
Saki F. Santorelli1
Estimated H-index: 1
Leaders working in diverse spheres of societal influence including medicine, healthcare, public health, legal services, education, and business are increasingly interested in the potential role of mindfulness practice for experiencing, appreciating and living their lives more fully at work and at home. The discipline of mindfulness meditation practice may offer leaders an effective means of actualizing in their lives an enhanced ability to know themselves more directly and, also, to learn how to...
Published on Jun 1, 2010in Clinical Psychology Review9.90
Alexandra Sawyer13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Sussex),
Susan Ayers33
Estimated H-index: 33
(University of Sussex),
Andy P. Field43
Estimated H-index: 43
(University of Sussex)
There is increasing research on posttraumatic growth after life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS, although it is unclear whether growth confers any psychological or physical benefits in such samples. Consequently, this meta-analysis explored the relationship between posttraumatic growth and psychological and physical wellbeing in adults diagnosed with cancer or HIV/AIDS and examined potential moderators of these relationships. Analysis of 38 studies (N=7927) of posttraumatic gro...
Published on Jan 1, 2009
David Servan-Schreiber1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Dec 15, 2008in Cancer6.10
Barbara L. Andersen51
Estimated H-index: 51
(OSU: Ohio State University),
Hae-Chung Yang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(OSU: Ohio State University)
+ 5 AuthorsWilliam E. Carson43
Estimated H-index: 43
(OSU: Ohio State University)
BACKGROUND. The question of whether stress poses a risk for cancer progression has been difficult to answer. A randomized clinical trial tested the hypothesis that cancer patients coping with their recent diagnosis but receiving a psychologic intervention would have improved survival compared with patients who were only assessed. METHODS. A total of 227 patients who were surgically treated for regional breast cancer participated. Before beginning adjuvant cancer therapies, patients were assessed...
Published on Jan 1, 2008in Anxiety Stress and Coping1.98
Susan Folkman61
Estimated H-index: 61
(UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)
Abstract For many decades, the stress process was described primarily in terms of negative emotions. However, robust evidence that positive emotions co-occurred with negative emotions during intensely stressful situations suggested the need to consider the possible roles of positive emotions in the stress process. About 10 years ago, these possibilities were incorporated into a revision of stress and coping theory (Folkman, 1997). This article summarizes the research reported during the interven...
Published on Nov 1, 2007in Brain Behavior and Immunity6.17
Linda E. Carlson53
Estimated H-index: 53
(TBCC: Tom Baker Cancer Centre),
Michael Speca24
Estimated H-index: 24
(TBCC: Tom Baker Cancer Centre)
+ 1 AuthorsKamala D. Patel35
Estimated H-index: 35
(U of C: University of Calgary)
Abstract Objectives This study investigated the ongoing effects of participation in a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on quality of life (QL), symptoms of stress, mood and endocrine, immune and autonomic parameters in early stage breast and prostate cancer patients. Methods Forty-nine patients with breast cancer and 10 with prostate cancer enrolled in an eight-week MBSR program that incorporated relaxation, meditation, gentle yoga and daily home practice. Demographic and health...
Published on Jan 1, 2005
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross16
Estimated H-index: 16
David R. Kessler3
Estimated H-index: 3
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Before her own death in 2004, she and David Kessler completed On Grief and Grieving, which looks at the way we experience the process of grief. Just as On Death and Dying taught us the five stages of death -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the grieving process and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, including secti...
Published on Jan 1, 2004in Psychological Inquiry10.27
Richard G. Tedeschi48
Estimated H-index: 48
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte),
Lawrence G. Calhoun51
Estimated H-index: 51
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
This article describes the concept of posttraumatic growth, its conceptual foundations, and supporting empirical evidence. Posttraumatic growth is the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises. It is manifested in a variety of ways, including an increased appreciation for life in general, more meaningful interpersonal relationships, an increased sense of personal strength, changed priorities, and a richer existential and spiritual l...
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Ute Goerling (Humboldt University of Berlin), Hermann Faller31
Estimated H-index: 31
+ -3 AuthorsFranziska Geiser13
Estimated H-index: 13
Abstract Objective As satisfaction with information received is an important precondition of adherence to treatment in cancer patients, we aimed to examine the level of perceived information, information satisfaction and information needs, and examine the prospective association between information satisfaction and anxiety. Methods In a multicenter study in Germany, 1398 cancer patients were evaluated in terms of this at baseline, after 6 and 12 months. Results At baseline, the majority of patie...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Patient Experience Journal
Lynda Bélanger17
Estimated H-index: 17
François Rainville2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsAnnie Tremblay1
Estimated H-index: 1
Little is known about how cancer patients experience psychosocial and spiritual care services and they feel should be offered in order to help them meet their actual needs. cancer patients experienced the psychosocial oncology and spiritual care (POSC) services they received, in order to adjust the service offer according to their ex study was conducted in two phases: (1) Collection of the patients’ perspective and divulgation of the results to the clinical team and managers; and (2) assessment ...