Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Author: Jean Lugton,Rosemary McIntyre
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2006-01-04
ISBN: 0443074585
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Book Excerpt:

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Palliative Care: The Nursing Role is an introductory text for nurses and other health care professionals who deliver palliative care across a range of settings. It lays a clear foundation of knowledge focusing on the needs and perspectives of patients and families who face the challenge of advanced, incurable illness. The style is highly accessible yet challenges readers to analyze key issues that present within palliative care. Covering the wide range of care provision in hospices, hospitals and patients' homes, the book draws widely from practice based examples to explain and expand upon theoretical issues. Research evidence underpins each of the chapters. Guided activities encourage readers to reflect, in a focused way, on their clinical experience and current practice. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect ongoing developments and shifting trends in palliative care education and practice. It will suit the needs of both pre and post-qualifying students seeking to develop their knowledge and is well suited to practitioners working within either generalist or specialist palliative care settings, or within acute or community settings as well as those studying a range of palliative care educational curricula. The authors have a wide range of experience in palliative care and all are actively engaged in practice and/or education. A clear, broad-based approach offers a thorough introduction for the non-specialist nurse. Written and edited by an experienced team of nurses working in this field, grounding it in current practice. Learning outcomes listed at the start of each chapter aid learning and comprehension. Reflective practice activities and an outline of CPD is especially useful for students working independently. Case histories, recommended reading lists, and references provide a solid evidence base for clinically based practice and facilitate further study. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in policy direction. A new chapter on pain and symptom management. Revised content reflects the recent shift in the evidence base concerning spirituality. Includes psychosocial issues of loss for the patient, their family, and careers.

Geriatric Palliative Care An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Palliative Care  An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Author: Madeline Leong
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-06-14
ISBN: 0323375987
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Palliative Care An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine Book Excerpt:

This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine is devoted to Palliative Care. Guest Editors Thomas Smith, MD and Madeline Leong, MD have assembled a group of expert authors to review the following topics: Palliative Care in the Era of Healthcare Redesign; Communications to Patients; Communications by Professionals; International Palliative Care; Public Health and Palliative Care; Culturally Relevant Palliative Care; Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Palliative Care; Alternative, Complementary and Mainstream Therapies in Palliative Care; Symptom Management in the Older Adult; Interaction of Palliative Care and Primary Care; Palliative Care in the Ambulatory Geriatric Practice; Choosing Cancer Therapy Based on Geriatric Assessment; and Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care.

Palliative care for older people

Palliative care for older people
Author: Lieve Van den Block,Gwenda Albers,Sandra Martins Pereira,Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen,Roeline Pasman,Luc Deliens
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 0191027154
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative care for older people Book Excerpt:

Current projections indicate that by 2050 the number of people aged over 80 years old will rise to 395 million and that by this date 25-30% of people over the age of 85 will show some degree of cognitive decline. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective provides a comprehensive account of the current state of palliative care for older people worldwide and illustrates the range of concomitant issues that, as the global population ages, will ever more acutely shape the decisions of policy-makers and care-givers. The book begins by outlining the range of policies towards palliative care for older people that are found worldwide. It follows this by examining an array of socio-cultural issues and palliative care initiatives, from the care implications of health trajectories of older people to the spiritual requirements of palliative care patients, and from the need to encourage compassion towards end-of-life care within communities to the development of care pathways for older people. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective is a valuable resource for professionals and academics in a range of healthcare and public health fields to understand the current state of policy work from around the world. The book also highlights the social-cultural considerations that influence the difficult decisions that those involved in palliative care face, not least patients themselves, and offers examples of good practice and recommendations to inspire, support, and direct healthcare policy and decision-making at organisational, regional, national and international levels.

Teamwork in Palliative Care

Teamwork in Palliative Care
Author: Peter Speck
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-09-14
ISBN: 0191574856
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teamwork in Palliative Care Book Excerpt:

Teamwork is a complex but essential component of palliative care. The needs of people diagnosed with life threatening disease will vary greatly over time, and it is rarely possible for just one professional to be able to provide adequate care. In order to ensure an holistic approach, the whole multi-disciplinary team must be involved. Inevitable questions arise from such an approach, and this book seeks to address these. How does a team come into being? What different formats are there? How might the patient contribute to the effectiveness of their care and the way in which the team operates? What are the difficulties and frustrations encountered in developing and maintaining such teams? What models of working and styles of leadership have developed? How are power and authority handled within the team setting? The importance of team building, training, support, attention to group process, and stress management to protect the mental health of the team are explored. The ethical issues inherent in palliative care such as consent, autonomy, confidentiality, decision making within teams, and the legal implications of such are also discussed. The book concludes with one important question - do we know if teams are the most effective way of providing care? This book addresses key issues surrounding the role of the team in palliative care, and is an essential guide to reappraising the importance of collaborative teamwork, and enhancing understanding of existing team structures.

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes
Author: Mercedes Bern-Klug
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780231132251
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes Book Excerpt:

This volume outlines the belief that nursing homes can and should support the physical, psychological, and social needs of residents, and that residents can thrive in nursing homes when these needs are met. The book's contributors explore the role that palliative or comfort care plays in enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents as well as the medical, familial, psychological, cultural, and financial issues that influence decision-making about end-of-life care. The book is designed to be a tool to prepare social workers to advocate for a greater incorporation of palliative care and psychosocial care into the culture of nursing home care. The book includes discussions of the psychosocial needs of nursing home residents and families, the financing of long-term care and end-of-life care, ethical issues in chronic care and end of life, trends and characteristics in nursing home care, rituals and grief at end-of-life, and considerations for the future. Each chapter includes case examples to further illustrate points made.

Handbook of Palliative Care

Handbook of Palliative Care
Author: Christina Faull,Sharon de Caestecker,Alex Nicholson,Fraser Black
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 1118426819
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Palliative Care Book Excerpt:

This handbook offers a practical, thorough approach to the clinical practice of palliative care. Adding North American authors to its roster of UK contributors, the third edition of this award-winning book addresses important changes in the evidence base of palliative care, as well as an emphasis on end-of-life community-based care. It features new chapters on dementia and advance care planning, a simplified lymphoedema discussion, and an ongoing commitment to providing essential guidance for physicians, nurses, and all primary care providers involved in palliative care in hospital, hospice, and community settings.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children
Author: Ann Goldman,Richard Hain,Stephen Liben
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN: 0192534319
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children Book Excerpt:

The first edition of this book was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education, emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to any one discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional, psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book offers the essential information needed for those involved in paediatric care to find ways of providing support in all of these areas. Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. Paediatric palliative care is now developing in countries with differing health care systems, and being adapted to suit individual illnesses and the varying resources and geography in different parts of the world. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with children worldwide.

Palliative Care in Europe

Palliative Care in Europe
Author: H. ten Have,Rien Janssens
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781586032005
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care in Europe Book Excerpt:

The book is concerned with the organisation, ideas and problems of palliative care in the European context. As a result of a BIOMED project, various organisations, concepts and problematic issues of palliative care have been studied and described. The literature analysing and discussing these issues is rather scarce. So, this book will first provide an excellent overview of developments in palliative care in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The book aims at the following readership:healthcare professionals interested in the characteristics of palliative care; palliative care practitioners interested in exploring and analysing the conceptual and philosophical issues of their discipline; policy-makers, ethicists, social scientists interested in the concepts and philosophical dimensions of palliative care. The contributions to the book have been developed in the context of a three year research project 'Palliative Care Ethics' (PALLIUM). This project, funded by the Commission of the European Communities, aims at clarifying the interrelations of concepts and moral issues in palliative care in seven European countries. All authors have co-operated as researchers in the project over the last 3 years. They are experts in palliative care and/or ethics in their respective countries. All of the chapters have been exclusively prepared for this volume in the context of the project.

Palliative Care within Mental Health

Palliative Care within Mental Health
Author: David B. Cooper,Jo Cooper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN: 042987930X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care within Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Ethical Practice explores the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas that occur surrounding people experiencing mental health problems and disorders. Working beyond narrow, stereotypical definitions of palliative care as restricted to terminal cancer patients, this balanced and thought-provoking volume examines the many interrelated issues that face the individual, families, and caregivers, setting the groundwork for improved, ethical relationships and interventions. Chapters by experts and experienced practitioners detail the challenges, concerns, and best practices for ethical care and responses in a variety of individual and treatment contexts. This is an essential and thoughtful new resource for all those involved in the fast-developing field of palliative mental health.

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises
Author: Elisha Waldman,Marcia Glass
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN: 0190066539
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises Book Excerpt:

As humanitarian aid organizations have evolved, there is a growing recognition that incorporating palliative care into aid efforts is an essential part of providing the best care possible. A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises represents the first-ever effort at educating and providing guidance for clinicians not formally trained in palliative care in how to incorporate its principles into their work in crisis situations. Written by a team of international experts, this pocket-sized manual identifies the needs of people affected by natural hazards, political or ethnic conflict, epidemics of life-threatening infections, and other humanitarian crises. Later chapters explore topics including pain management, skin conditions, non-communicable diseases, palliative care emergencies, the law and ethics of end of life care, and more. Concise and highly accessible, this manual is an ideal educational tool pre-deployment or during fieldwork for clinicians involved in planning and providing humanitarian aid, local care providers, and medical trainees.

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology
Author: Ann M. Berger,John L. Shuster, Jr.,Jamie H. Von Roenn
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2012-12-03
ISBN: 1469822512
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology Book Excerpt:

Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition of Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology focuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and up-to-date reviews of research and clinical care best practices, but also practical clinical applications to help readers put everything they learn to use.

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance
Author: C. Ingleton,P. J. Larkin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN: 1118759206
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance Book Excerpt:

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care
Author: David Kissane,Barry Bultz,Phyllis Butow,Ilora Finlay
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0199238367
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care Book Excerpt:

Communication is a core skill for medical professionals when treating patients, and cancer and palliative care present some of the most challenging clinical situations. This book provides a comprehensive curriculum to help oncology specialists optimize their communication skills.

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People
Author: Frances Dominica
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1846193338
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People Book Excerpt:

This book opens a global discussion of palliative care for children and young people. It invites paediatric palliative care professionals, parents and children from around the globe to share their knowledge and experience. This book is of vital interest to palliative care professionals, parents, policy makers and academics.

Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Textbook of Palliative Medicine
Author: Eduardo Bruera,Irene Higginson,Charles F von Gunten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1131
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN: 0340966246
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Palliative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind. With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author: Terry Altilio MSW, ACSW, LCSW,Shirley Otis-Green MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN: 9780199838271
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is a comprehensive, evidence-informed text that addresses the needs of professionals who provide interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive, biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Social workers from diverse settings will benefit from its international scope and wealth of patient and family narratives. Unique to this scholarly text is its emphasis on the collaborative nature inherent in palliative care. This definitive resource is edited by two leading palliative social work pioneers who bring together an array of international authors who provide clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academics with a broad range of content to enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.

Communication in Palliative Nursing

Communication in Palliative Nursing
Author: Elaine Wittenberg,Terri Ann Parnell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 0190061324
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication in Palliative Nursing Book Excerpt:

"The first edition of Communication in Palliative Nursing was published in 2012 and became the market leader for nurses wanting to learn more about how to improve and teach palliative care communication. For the last 8 years, it has remained the only text solely focused on the vital role of nurses in palliative care. During this time, the COMFORT model was taught to nurses nationwide who brought the curriculum back to their own institutions and taught components of the model to more than 10,000 healthcare providers across the United States (Wittenberg, Ferrell, Goldsmith, Ragan, & Buller, 2017). Numerous journal articles and research studies have been produced to highlight the principle components of the COMFORT model and test its effectiveness among healthcare audiences across a variety of clinical and educational settings. Through this all, as the model was disseminated to clinical audiences of bedside nurses, nurse leaders, nursing students, and interprofessional learners, feedback was captured about COMFORT. Comments revealed major components of the model that were working and weren't working for the nurses and other healthcare providers who utilized the strategies with patients and families, and began using curriculum tools for teaching and integrating palliative care communication instruction. So, much like the model's grounding in a transactional communication approach, which relies on the co-created interaction between parties, it was clear that the COMFORT model was also ebbing and flowing and had to change. More importantly, palliative care has been growing, changing, expanding, and becoming more sophisticated, more wide-spread! Now more than ever before, palliative care is provided in the home, clinic, or inpatient setting and serves patients who are seriously or chronically ill and their families. It became evident that in order to continue improvements to the model and to keep up with the changing landscape of palliative care and palliative patient populations, a new edition was necessary. Before we highlight the changes, it is never too early to overstate our steadfast commitment to the following principles: We believe that communication research and theory can shape palliative care practices, providing tools for a variety of contexts. We believe that palliative care, offering compassionate, holistic treatment for patients and their families, will not be possible without caring for the entire person (body and mind). We believe that communicating about palliative care must begin at diagnosis of serious illness, not just at end-stages. We believe in a patient-centered approach to communication that emphasizes the role of the family caregiver in the illness trajectory. We believe that intentional communication emphasizing team processes among physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other healthcare professionals improves palliative care practice. We believe that palliative care should be introduced early in the communication education of all health professionals. We believe that education about palliative care and communication must extend to patients and families who can then advocate for and partner more productively in such services. We believe that communication with the family caregiver is essential for the treatment of pain and symptom management. We believe that frequent conversations are needed across the disease/care trajectory, as patients and families encounter ongoing points of decision-making"--

Alexander s Nursing Practice E Book

Alexander s Nursing Practice E Book
Author: Ian Peate
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 0702065021
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alexander s Nursing Practice E Book Book Excerpt:

The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice. New edition of the UK’s most comprehensive textbook on Adult Nursing! Retains the popular ‘three-part’ structure to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject area – Common Disorders, Core Nursing Issues and Specific Patient Groups Illustrative A&P and pathophysiology help explain key diseases and disorders ‘Real-life’ Case Studies help contextualise and apply new information Explains relevant tests and investigations and, when needed, the role of the nurse in the context of each of them Helpful learning features include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Encourages readers to critically examine issues that are related to care provision Useful icons throughout the text directs readers to additional online material Glossary contains over 300 entries to explain new terminology and concepts Appendices include notes on Système International (SI) units and reference ranges for common biochemical and haematological values Perfect for second and third-year undergraduate nursing students, senior Trainee Nursing Associates, those ‘returning to practice’ or needing to review practice and prepare for revalidation Edited by the world-renowned Ian Peate – editor of the British Journal of Nursing – who brings together a new line up of contributors from across the UK and Australia Reflects contemporary issues such as the complexity of acute admissions and the increasing importance of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care Reflects the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurses and the NMC 2018 Code Helps prepare students for ‘prescribing readiness’, with basic principles of pharmacology, evidence-based person-centred approaches to medicines management and an understanding of the regulatory, professional legal and ethical frameworks Recognises the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in England

Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice

Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Author: Thomas R. Brown
Publsiher: ASHP
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2006
ISBN: 158528114X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive text provides fundamental information on a broad spectrum of essential topics in health-system pharmacy practice. From an overview of health delivery systems and hospital pharmacy through various practice settings such as home care, long term care, hospice and palliative care, ambulatory care, and managed care this text focuses on various elements important to health-system pharmacies. The Handbook of Institutional Pharmacy Practice is the first step in developing a career in pharmacy and provides opportunities for study in career enhancement. New chapters included in the fourth edition: Integrity of the Drug Supply Overview of the History of Hospital Pharmacy in the United States Interprofessional Teams/Collaborative Practice Models Development, Implementation and Monitoring Therapeutic Plans and Evidence-Based Medicine

Psycho oncology

Psycho oncology
Author: Jimmie C. Holland,William S. Breitbart,Paul B. Jacobsen,Matthew J. Loscalzo,Phyllis N. Butow,Ruth McCorkle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199363315
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psycho oncology Book Excerpt:

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.