Grace Christ, Carolyn Messner, Lynn Behar's Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for PDF

By Grace Christ, Carolyn Messner, Lynn Behar

ISBN-10: 0199941920

ISBN-13: 9780199941926

The improvement of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social paintings: Psychosocial deal with individuals with melanoma provides a repository of the scope of oncology social employees' scientific perform, schooling, study, coverage and application management within the psychosocial care of individuals with melanoma and their households. It makes a speciality of the original synergy of social paintings views, values, wisdom, and abilities with the psychosocial wishes of melanoma sufferers, their households, and the healthiness care structures during which they're taken care of. It addresses either the technology and artwork of psychosocial care and identifies the expanding specialization of oncology social paintings on the topic of its certain wisdom base, abilities, position, and the revolutionary complexity of psychosocial demanding situations for sufferers with melanoma.

This instruction manual equips the reader with all that we all know at the present time in oncology social paintings approximately sufferer and kinfolk headquartered care, misery screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and fiscal variety, felony and moral issues, scientific paintings with adults residing with melanoma, melanoma around the lifespan, their caregivers and households, pediatrics, loss and grief, expert profession improvement, management, and innovation. Our wish is that during studying this guide you are going to determine new components the place each one of you could go away your mark as innovators and alter brokers in our evolving box of perform.

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The new College of Surgeons’ standards attempt to address this and have implications for social workers practicing in these settings. As the field of psychosocial oncology has evolved, so have different models concerning the clinical skills and services social workers offer. In smaller, community-based health care systems, oncology social workers in hospitals may assist patients with discharge planning, coordinate with such community agencies as the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and/or facilitate cancer support groups and education programs.

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Human relatedness to the patient’s experience is vital when discussing potentially life-threatening illness. Setting realistic goals and explaining the expected outcomes of treatment in words that are understandable and exacting remain formidable challenges. @# Addressing the Biopsychosocial Impact of Cancer The recognition that social workers could contribute to the care of the medically ill occurred in the early 20th century. These medical social workers usually practiced in hospital settings with the goal of helping patients and families adjust to illness, assisting with practical issues, planning for posthospital care, and advocating for patients’ specific needs.

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