Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199363315
ISBN 13: 978-0199363315
Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. Edited by a team of leading experts in psycho-oncology, spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founder of the field, the text reflects the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Thoroughly updated and developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, the third edition is a current, comprehensive reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers seeking to understand and manage the psychological issues involved in the care of persons with cancer and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to cancer risk and survival. New to this edition are chapters on gender-based and geriatric issues and expanded coverage of underserved populations, community based programs, and caregiver training and education.
"This is an exceptional update of the most authoritative book in psycho-oncology.
While there are other books on psychological issues in the care of persons with cancer, this one is the most comprehensive and expertly written. Undoubtedly, it is a manifestation of the growth of the field and the numerous areas that require further investigation. Readers will benefit tremendously from this rich book." -- Doody's
"Overall, this is an excellent textbook. It certainly deserves a place on the library shelf in any oncology unit and should be required reading for any trainees in oncology." -- Roger Woodruff, IAHPC News
About the Author
Jimmie C. Holland: Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
William S. Breitbart: Chief, Psychiatry Service and Interim Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Phyllis N. Butow: Professor of Psychology
Chair, Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group, University of Sydney;
Paul B. Jacobsen: Chair, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida.
Matthew J. Loscalzo: Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care and Professor of Population Sciences, City of Hope.
Ruth McCorkle: Florence Shorske Walde Professor, Yale School of Nursing.