Psychosocial Care of Cancer SurvivorsA Clinician's Guide and Workbook for Providing Wholehearted Care

Psychosocial Care of Cancer SurvivorsA Clinician's Guide and Workbook for Providing Wholehearted Care

Cheryl Krauter

Print publication date: Jun 2018

ISBN: 9780190636364

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Psychosocial Care of Cancer Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide and Workbook for Providing Wholehearted Care is a clinical resource written for healthcare practitioners with the goal of helping them enhance communication with both patients and colleagues. It addresses questions of how to bring a humanistic approach and quality attention to the growing needs of patients in the post-treatment phase of a cancer diagnosis. As a workbook, it is both a guide and an applicable resource for daily clinical practice. It provides a needed structure for clinicians to help them reconnect with the meaningful aspects of their work. Part I focuses on skillful means for providing humanistic, person-centered care. Part II offers clinicians pragmatic structures and methods they can start using with patients right away and provides a humanistic clinical framework that benefits them both personally and professionally: clinical skills vital to forming healing clinical relationships (e.g., the four C’s of communication: communication, curiosity, concern, conversation; communication tools to enhance effective collaboration, such as personal and professional boundaries, the essentials of a healing relationship, stages of the clinical interview, collegial collaboration; exercises designed for personal reflection and the implementation of the clinical skills and communication tools mentioned; and useful practices and solutions to increase the efficacy of and satisfaction with their work.