Handbook of Psychooncology

Handbook of Psychooncology : Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer

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This reference work offers key studies in such areas as how patients cope with cancer, the psychological problems associated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, the psychosocial problems associated with specific tumours, normal adaption patterns, common psychiatric complications and their treatment, the management of pain and sexual problems. It also includes full coverage of the unique problems of childhood cancer and cancer in the elderly, AIDS, how oncology staff cope with the stresses of care and common difficulties arising from legal and ethical considerations. The final section of the text outlines research issues in assessing quality of life and psychosocial function and offers an evaluation of their relative value. The product of a decade of clinical experience and research at the Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA, this integrated work includes many tables of particular use in teaching and lecturing.show more

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  • Hardback | 799 pages
  • 192 x 254 x 38mm | 1,501.38g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line illustrations, tables
  • 0195068971
  • 9780195068979

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