Gender in Psycho-Oncology (Paperback)

Gender in Psycho-Oncology By Youngmee Kim (Editor), Matthew J. Loscalzo (Editor) Cover Image

Gender in Psycho-Oncology (Paperback)

By Youngmee Kim (Editor), Matthew J. Loscalzo (Editor)

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As cancer treatment has evolved toward precision medicine, psychosocial research and practices for cancer patients and their family members have also raised awareness of the need for a personalized, patient-focused, family-oriented approach in the Psycho-Oncology field. Gender in Psycho-Oncology is the first book of its kind to provide comprehensive views on the role of gender in the adjustment of the individual and the patient-caregiver pair when dealing with cancer. The text explores the significant role of gender in diverse pairings of genders between the patient and the caregiver. It also highlights the importance of age, generation, and socio-cultural characteristics; the illness trajectory and lifespan trajectory of the individual and the patient-caregiver pair; and an ongoing sociocultural movement that is changing social role expectations based on gender. Offering both fundamental and practical information, Gender in Psycho-Oncology is an ideal book for healthcare
practitioners from a spectrum of disciplines in the Psycho-Oncology field.
Youngmee Kim, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on the biobehavioral mechanisms of cancer linking to the quality of life of cancer patients/survivors and their family caregivers at the individual as well as family/dyadic levels. Her work has been supported by the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health. Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW is the Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and Professor in Department of Population Sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine and the Administrative Director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at the City of Hope-National Medical Center, Duarte California, USA. He has over 37 years experience in caring for cancer patients and their families. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the clinical, educational, and research domains of psychosocial aspects of cancer. Professor Loscalzo has held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego and is now in his 10th year at City of Hope-National Medical Center. He has created a number of highly integrated interdisciplinarybiopsychosocial programs based on gender strengths.
Product Details ISBN: 9780190462253
ISBN-10: 0190462256
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 27th, 2018
Pages: 264
Language: English