Psycho-oncology /

This volume describes the many ways in which mental health professionals have contributed to improving the lot of the cancer patient. The text is intended for psychiatrists psychiatric and cancer nurses, and oncologists.

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Other Authors: Holland, Jimmie C.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Summary:This volume describes the many ways in which mental health professionals have contributed to improving the lot of the cancer patient. The text is intended for psychiatrists psychiatric and cancer nurses, and oncologists.

Originally published by Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology was the first comprehensive text in the field and remains the gold standard today. The second edition reflects the explosion of information and major advances in psychological, psychiatric, and social aspects of cancer treatment and research since the book's inception. Spearheaded by Dr. Jimmie Holland, who is widely recognized as the founder of the field of psycho-oncology, the book's editors are a veritable who's who of psycho-oncology, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature and global reach of this growing field. Some of the highlights of the revision include new or expanded coverage of topics including cognitive dysfunction caused by chemotherapy, major 'somatopsychic' symptoms caused by proinflammatory cytokines, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from around the world, survivorship issues, psychotherapeutic interventions, and psychopharmacologic interventions. Developed in collaboration with the American Psychosocial Society and the International Psycho-oncology Society, this fully updated text will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xxv, 685 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780199710164 (electronic bk.)
0199710163 (electronic bk.)
Author Notes:

Jimmie Holland was born Jimmie Coker in Forney, Texas on April 9, 1928. She received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a medical degree Baylor College of Medicine. She taught psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1956 to 1973 and practiced at Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo from 1958 to 1972. After serving as a consultant on a joint Soviet-American schizophrenia research study in Moscow in 1972, she taught and practiced at Montefiore Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 1977.

She was a pioneer the field of psycho-oncology, which is treating the emotional distress of cancer patients while their medical symptoms are addressed. She helped establish a division of psychiatry at Sloan Kettering. She was chief of the psychiatry service until 1996 and chairwoman of the department of psychiatry until 2003. She also taught at Weill Cornell medical school. Her book, The Human Side of Cancer written with Sheldon Lewis, was published in 2000. She died from complications of cardiovascular disease on December 24, 2017 at the age of 89.

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