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Titel Datum Auteur Beschrijving
Artikel: 'Cancer and autonomy' 01/08/2014 Bergsma J.

The idea to be reflected upon in this article concerns choice as a basic act in case of illness. Choices are precondition for decision making, decision making is crucial during the course of an illness. The making of choices depends on autonomy as a characteristic of identity...

Artikel: 'Beliefs and practices of patients with advanced cancer: implications for communication' 01/08/2014 Beadle G. F., Yates P. M., Najman J. M., Clavarino A., Thomson D., Williams G., Kenny L., Roberts S., Mason B., Schlect D.

The aim of this study was to investigate the beliefs that patients with advanced cancer held about the curability of their cancer, their use of alternatives to conventional medical treatment, and their need to have control over decisions about treatment. Of 149 patients who...

Artikel: 'Approaching difficult communication tasks in oncology' 01/08/2014 Anthony L. Back, Robert M. Arnold, Walter F. Baile, James A. Tulsky, Kelly Fryer-Edwards

Effective communication skills enable physicians to improve patients’ understanding of their illnesses, improve patient adherence to treatment regimens, use time efficiently, avoid burnout, and increase professional fulfillment. Common communication pitfalls include blocking,...

Artikel: 'SPIKES - A Six-step protocol for delivering bad news: Application to the patient with cancer' 01/08/2014 Walter F. Baile, Robert Buckman, Renato Lenzi, Gary Glober, Estela A. Beale, Andrzej P. Kudelka

We describe a protocol for disclosing unfavorable information—“breaking bad news”—to cancer patients about their illness. Straightforward and practical, the protocol meets the requirements defined by published research on this topic. The protocol (SPIKES) consists of six steps...

Partners empowered: a couple-based intervention for newly diagnosed cancer 30/07/2014 Megan E. McMahon, Tina M. Gremore, David Cella and Tamara Goldman Sher
Artikel: How language affects peer responsiveness in an online cancer support group: implications for treatment design and facilitation 30/07/2014 Andrea C. Lewallen, Jason E. Owen, Erin O’Carroll Bantum and Annette L. Stanton

Abstract:Little is known about how positive group interactions develop in online support groups. Previous research suggests that message content, self-disclosure, and emotional expression may be central to this process. The purpose of this study was to identify linguistic and qualitative...

Artikel: Systematic screening for distress in oncology practice using the Distress Barometer: the impact on referrals to psychosocial care 30/07/2014 Sabien Bauwens, Catherine Baillon, Willem Distelmans and Peter Theuns

Abstract: This study evaluates how patterns of psychosocial referral of patients with elevated distress differ in a ‘systematic screening for distress’ condition versus a ‘usual practice’ condition in ambulatory oncology practice.

Methods: The psychosocial referral

Artikel: Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and health symptoms in patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 30/07/2014 Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi1*, B. Keith Payne, Christine Rini, Katherine N. DuHamel and William H. Redd

Abstract: Recent research indicates that subjective socioeconomic status (SES) – the perception of one’s own SES compared with other people – is an important predictor of cancer-related health out- comes. Subjective SES may function as a psychosocial mechanism by which objective SES affects...

BRECONDA: Development and acceptability of an interactive decisional support tool for women considering breast reconstruction† 30/07/2014 Kerry A. Sherman, Diana M. Harcourt, Thomas C. Lam, Laura-Kate Shaw and John Boyages
Artikel: Exploring the contribution of psychosocial factors to fatigue in patients with advanced incurable cancer 30/07/2014 Marlies E. W. J. Peters, Martine M. Goedendorp, Stans A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, Winette T. A. van der Graaf and Gijs Bleijenberg

Abstract:Fatigue is the most frequently occurring and distressing symptom in patients with advanced cancer, caused by multiple factors. Neither a specific histological diagnosis of malignancy nor the type of anticancer treatment seem to be strongly related to fatigue, which support the idea that...