WASHINGTON, July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, leading researchers and clinicians dedicated to the psychosocial
needs of children with cancer announced the completion of the Psychosocial
Standards of Care to be published in a 2015 special issue of Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Increased protection of women and men with psychosocial
and intellectual disabilities, enhanced provision with remedies against ill-treatment, and their participation supported in all matters related to torture prevention in health care facilities;
007104]), adding that "release of the AHA 2020 Impact Goals makes it critical to examine all aspects, including psychosocial
factors that may help in [their] attainment," which includes "expanded emphasis on prevention and greater understanding of the origins of cardiovascular disease.
The course was one of the main components of IOM's Psychosocial
Assistance Programme for Crisis-Affected Families in Libya, launched in early 2012 and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In an analysis of sociodemographic, psychological, and illness-related factors in cancer patients, it has been demonstrated that female gender is an independent predictor of the need for psychosocial
support (Ernstmann et al.
The purpose of the think tank was to identify essential psychosocial
services, treatments and interventions that all childhood cancer patients and their families should receive during treatment and through survivorship or end of life care.
distress is a broad concept that includes depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with life.
bring together a group of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho-oncologists from the US, Israel, Europe, and New Zealand who focus on the psychosocial
aspects of cancer treatment and children's quality of life.
Published in 2012, Psychosocial
Aspects of Disability.
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Centre, who teamed with colleagues at five universities around the United States, also found that certain psychosocial
interventions provide better pain management and are effective in reducing the degree to which pain related to cancer and its treatment interferes with patients' lives.
Although the majority of patients with cancer do not warrant the diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder, the high prevalence of psychosocial
distress does require identification and management.
Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center find that poor psychosocial
functioning is associated with VEGF, a signaling protein that not only stimulates tumor growth, but is also associated with shorter disease free survival in head and neck cancer patients,a private news channel reported.