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Psychosocial management of distress in interventional radiology patients with cancer. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2006 Sep;9(3):101-5

Date

06/15/2007

Pubmed ID

17561212

DOI

10.1053/j.tvir.2007.02.001

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-34249879252   7 Citations

Abstract

Cancer patients experience a wide variety of psychosocial stresses which greatly influence their quality of life. Consistent evaluation and management of the psychosocial wellbeing of cancer patients not only improves patient outcomes but also strengthens relationships between staff and patients and increases staff satisfaction. This article will review the use of a Distress Tool to evaluate and quantify patient psychosocial distress, describe psychosocial interventions to be made within the interventional radiology clinic setting and discuss when to refer patients to an outside psychosocial professional.

Author List

Sims MJ, Rilling WS

Author

William S. Rilling MD Vice Chair, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Attitude of Health Personnel
Empathy
Humans
Long-Term Care
Neoplasms
Palliative Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Quality of Life
Radiation Oncology
Radiology, Interventional
Radiotherapy
Referral and Consultation
Social Support
Stress, Psychological
Surveys and Questionnaires
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