Recent Results in Cancer Research

Psycho-Oncology

Editors: Goerling, Ute, Mehnert, Anja (Eds.)

  • Covers a broad range of psychological and social issues related to cancer and its management
  • Explains the relevance of psycho-oncology during different stages of disease
  • Considers quality of life and patient-reported outcomes
  • Places particular emphasis on patients’ perspectives
  • New extensively revised edition, with additional chapters on important topics
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This book examines in detail the psychosocial impacts of cancer and its management, explaining the relevance of psycho-oncology during all stages from diagnosis and treatment through to cancer survivorship and rehabilitation and end-of-life care. This new edition has been revised throughout to reflect the latest knowledge and places particular emphasis on patients’ perspectives and what professionals can learn from patients. Readers will find information on a variety of psycho-oncological interventions, and detailed attention is paid to quality of life and patient-reported outcomes (as key benchmarks for successful coping) and to the fear of progression during and after therapy. Entirely new chapters focus on the psychological impact of individualized therapies in oncology, communication skills training, medical risk communication, and current research approaches in psycho-oncology. Written by leading experts in the field, the book will serve as a valuable resource for all health care professionals who work with patients and their relatives in the field of psychosocial cancer care and oncology.

About the authors

Ute Goerling, Dr. rer. nat., is currently head of the Department of Psycho-oncology at the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berlin. She has many years of experience in psycho-oncological interventions and research. As a practitioner, she is particularly interested in activating resources and promoting adaptive coping with illness in her clients. She did her PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin, investigating the efficacy of short-term psycho-oncological interventions in cancer patients. Further special areas of interest in her research are the evaluation of need for supportive psychosocial care and specific aspects of quality of life of cancer patients after surgery. She was the sole editor of the first edition of Psycho-oncology (published in Recent Results in Cancer Research).

 

Anja Mehnert, PhD, is chair of the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology at the University Medical Center Leipzig. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Hamburg. In 2005, she completed her PhD on trauma and stress before being appointed postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (2007–8). In 2010 she completed her Habilitation thesis at the University of Hamburg on return to work among cancer survivors. Her research topics include cancer survivorship issues, psychological co-morbidity and distress screening, as well as psychotherapy and health services research in psycho-oncology. She is co-editor and co-author of five books and more than 130 academic publications.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer

    Singer, Susanne

    Pages 1-11

  • Fear of Progression in Cancer Patients and Survivors

    Dinkel, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Gender Opportunities in Psychosocial Oncology

    Loscalzo, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • Psycho-Oncology: A Patient’s View

    Garcia-Prieto, Patricia

    Pages 57-66

  • The Oncological Patient in the Palliative Situation

    Eychmueller, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64310-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64309-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psycho-Oncology
Editors
  • Ute Goerling
  • Anja Mehnert
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
210
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64310-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64310-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64309-0
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VII, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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