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Screening, Assessment, and a Problem-Solving Intervention for Distress

James R. Zabora

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0016
Screening, Assessment, and a Problem-Solving Intervention for Distress

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

The term screening is not interchangeable with assessment.

Screening identifies patients that need to take priority for assessment.

Assessment should be based on the needs and concerns of patients as documented in the relevant biopsychosocial-spiritual literature.

Evidence-based interventions, such as problem-solving education, can benefit both patients and family caregivers in terms of management of distress and symptoms related to disease.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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