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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient

Cancer Care for the Whole Patient
by Nancy E. Adler, Ann E. K. Page

Publisher: National Academies Press 2008
ISBN/ASIN: 0309111072
ISBN-13: 9780309111072
Number of pages: 456

Description:
Cancer care today often provides state-of-the-science biomedical treatment, but fails to address the psychological and social problems associated with the illness. All patients with cancer and their families should expect and receive cancer care that ensures the provision of appropriate psychosocial health services. This book recommends actions that oncology providers, health policy makers, educators, health insurers, health planners, researchers and research sponsors, and consumer advocates should undertake to ensure that this standard is met.

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