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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs - Institute of Medicine, and Board on Health Care Services, and Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families...
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Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness. This failure can compromise the effectiveness of health care and thereby adversely affect the health of cancer patients. Psychological and social problems created or exacerbated by cancer--including depression and other emotional problems; lack of information or skills needed to manage the illness; lack of transportation or other resources; and ...

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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs 2008, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309111072

Hardcover