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Lignes directrices et conseils

Psychosocial Healthcare for Cancer Patients and Their Families

ID: 19-3 Oct 2010
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Education and Information
Authors:
G. Turnbull, F. Baldassarre, P. Brown, J. Hatton-Bauer, M. Li, S. Lebel, L. Durkin, E. Green, Psychosocial Oncology Expert Panel

Guideline Objective

  • To create a psychosocial care framework that can be used to direct improvements in the quality of comprehensive cancer care for patients and their families in Ontario.
  • To provide recommendations on the best strategies for meeting the psychosocial healthcare needs of cancer patients and their families at both the provider level (psychosocial health services) and the system level (psychosocial health interventions).

Patient Population

Adult cancer patients and their families.

Intended Guideline Users

Practitioners and planners who care for cancer patients and their families: oncologists, palliative care physicians, family physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, spiritual care practitioners, healthcare administrators, volunteers, community organizations, and other healthcare providers.