Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective by Luigi Grassi, Michelle Riba

By Luigi Grassi, Michelle Riba

This overseas primer on psycho-oncology spans settings of care in addition to nearby limitations. Designed to be effortless to learn, with informaton truly displayed in concise tables and packing containers observed via scientific vignettes, the publication provides clear, useful assistance on all points of the mental care of sufferers with melanoma. either trainees and practitioners will locate it beneficial within the medical institution in addition to a source for endured specialist improvement.

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S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD. M. (1994) The doctor–patient relationship and malpractice. Lessons from plaintiff depositions. Archives of Internal Medicine, 154, 1365–1370. A. (2011) Assessment of palliative care patients’ most important concerns. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19, 475–481. , Jr (2007) Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care: Promoting Healing and Reducing Suffering, National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 07-6225, Bethesda, MD. Surbone A. (2010) Cultural competence in oncology: Where do we stand?

1994) The doctor–patient relationship and malpractice. Lessons from plaintiff depositions. Archives of Internal Medicine, 154, 1365–1370. A. (2011) Assessment of palliative care patients’ most important concerns. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19, 475–481. , Jr (2007) Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care: Promoting Healing and Reducing Suffering, National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 07-6225, Bethesda, MD. Surbone A. (2010) Cultural competence in oncology: Where do we stand? Annals of Oncology, 21, 3–5.

Pre-testing of the instrument should include persons who are representative of those who will be administered the instrument. So, for example, an English language instrument designed to assess psychological distress in cancer patients and translated into Italian might be pre-tested with a sample of Italian hospital inpatients who have recently undergone surgery for newly detected cancers, as opposed to a sample of men and women from the general population in Italy. Similarly, within the United States, a Spanish language version of an instrument might be pretested with a group of individuals with cancer who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino Americans with a preference for communicating in Spanish.

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