Geriatric Psycho-OncologyA Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management

Geriatric Psycho-OncologyA Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management

Jimmie C. Holland, Talia Weiss Wiesel, Christian J. Nelson, Andrew J. Roth, and Yesne Alici

Print publication date: Dec 2014

ISBN: 9780199361465

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Geriatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive guide that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of older adults living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including screening tools and interventions, psychiatric emergencies and disorders, physical symptom management, communication issues, and issues specific to common cancer sites. A resource section is appended to provide information on national services and programs. This title features contributions from experts designed to help clinicians review, anticipate and respond to emotional issues that often arise in the context of treating older cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use.