The changing landscape of cancer care - the impact of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines

Turner, Jane (2015) The changing landscape of cancer care - the impact of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines. Psycho-Oncology, 24 4: 365-370. doi:10.1002/pon.3803


Author Turner, Jane
Title The changing landscape of cancer care - the impact of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines
Journal name Psycho-Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-1611
1057-9249
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1002/pon.3803
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 365
End page 370
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) has championed the need for quality care to incorporate attention to the psychosocial concerns of cancer patients. Widespread international endorsement of distress as the ‘6th vital sign’ is a major step towards improving access to psychosocial care and reducing the isolation and stigma experienced by many affected by cancer. However, the integration of psychosocial care into routine clinical practice also requires active multidisciplinary engagement, and demonstration that evidence-based psychosocial interventions are effective and feasible to deliver in practice. Clinical practice guidelines are valuable in this context. Typically, they provide a synthesis and evaluation of existing evidence, critically appraised by stakeholders and clinicians, presented in a way which allows for translation of research evidence into practice. Such guidelines are also tools for informing and educating those who do not have psychosocial expertise, potentially increasing the status of psycho-oncology. This paper describes the background to the development of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines in Australia as a means of understanding the factors that can underpin the evolution of attitudes and integration of psychosocial care in oncology, and considers the current status of psychosocial care in Australia and internationally, including challenges for the future.
Keyword Psychosocial
Cancer
Oncology
Guidelines
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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