Reinforcing the role of psycho-social oncology in global cancer prevention: Applying psycho-oncology research in programmes and practice

Dunn, Jeff, Adams, Cary, Holland, Jimmie and Watson, Maggie (2015) Reinforcing the role of psycho-social oncology in global cancer prevention: Applying psycho-oncology research in programmes and practice. Psycho-Oncology, 24 10: 1217-1221. doi:10.1002/pon.3923


Author Dunn, Jeff
Adams, Cary
Holland, Jimmie
Watson, Maggie
Title Reinforcing the role of psycho-social oncology in global cancer prevention: Applying psycho-oncology research in programmes and practice
Journal name Psycho-Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1057-9249
1099-1611
Publication date 2015-10-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/pon.3923
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 10
Start page 1217
End page 1221
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Over the past decade, global action to address the emerging crisis in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has escalated. Central to these efforts has been the support and influence of the World Health Organisation and the United Nations with the 2000 civil societies represented by the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance. In particular this reached expression in the world's first High Level Meeting on NCDs by the United Nations leading to the 2011 Political Declaration urging a coordinated global response to NCDs.

Where then does psycho-oncology sit in this global context? Psycho-oncology practitioners and their collective, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS), have traditionally been situated within a patient focus and context. However, through linkages with community-based and non-government cancer organisations' agencies, psycho-oncology research and practice has played a key role in reducing cancer risk, improving cancer survivorship, and influencing social and cultural change to eliminate disease-related stigma. As a discipline, psycho-oncology has contributed to widespread recognition of patient-centred care in cancer and along with a broad acceptance and endorsement of the IPOS International Standard. However psycho-oncology is less well accepted in nation-state cancer plans and herein lies opportunity.

This special issue includes research across the illness continuum from cancer prevention to screening and early detection, and then to tertiary prevention with lifestyle considerations for cancer survivors. Importantly this demonstrates the capacity within psycho-oncology to develop new understandings of cancer as not only a disease but also a context linked to individual, community, and society health and well-being
Keyword Cancer
Early detection
Noncommunicable diseases
Prevention
Psycho oncology
Screening
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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