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Exploring Gender and Cultural, Socioecological Considerations in Psycho-Oncology

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Judy Huei-yu Wang, Marshalee George and Clement K. Gwede.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 5500 words.

The field of psychosocial oncology must respond to the needs of increasingly diverse cancer patient and survivor populations. Taking a health equity approach, this chapter reviews the...

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Female Caregivers of Male Cancer Patients

Terry Badger and Chris Segrin.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 6971 words.

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a relationship, rather than an individual problem, because there is a patient and often an informal caregiver. In terms of male cancer patients and...

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Female Caregivers to Female Cancer Survivors

Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa A. Clark and Lisa Fredman.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 6243 words.

In this chapter, the authors focus on adult female caregivers performing informal caregiving tasks to adult females diagnosed with cancer. The authors limit discussion to a binary...

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Gender Considerations in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Amanda L. Thompson and Molly A. Gardner.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 4161 words.

Literature on adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer has largely focused on the biopsychosocial challenges of this developmental period, with limited attention paid to the role of...

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Gender in Psycho-Oncology

Edited by Youngmee Kim and Matthew J. Loscalzo.

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 264 pages.

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...

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The Integration of Aging and Gender to Understand the Cancer Experience Among Older Adults

Keith M. Bellizzi and Kate E. Dibble.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 4836 words.

Central to understanding the experience of cancer in older adults is to recognize human behavior and the role of gender and age. The goal of this chapter is to present a general description...

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Introduction to Gender in Psycho-Oncology

Matthew J. Loscalzo.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 2834 words.

Sex and gender are emotionally charged concepts in society. Never before has there been more interest in the sciences of sex and gender. In the past, sex and gender were primarily the...

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Male Patients and Their Male Caregivers

Thomas O. Blank, Lara Descartes and Marysol Asencio.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 7635 words.

There is a dearth of literature on male-to-male caregiving relationships generally and almost none specific to cancer. Some prior studies have included male caregivers and/or male care...

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Men Caring for Women in the Cancer Context

Mariët Hagedoorn and Tracey A. Revenson.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 8524 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the consequences of a cancer diagnosis for female patients and their male caregivers, mostly partners or spouses. The majority of the couples adjust...

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Next Steps in Gender-Oriented Psycho-Oncology Research and Practices

Youngmee Kim and Matthew J. Loscalzo.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 3516 words.

This chapter summarizes previous chapters in this book and provides suggestions for future directions of gender-oriented psycho-oncology research.

First three chapters provide...

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