Integrating social work into palliative care for lung cancer patients and families: A multidimensional approach

Shirley Otis-Green, Rupinder K. Sidhu, Catherine Del Ferraro, Betty Ferrell

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Abstract

Lung cancer patients and their family caregivers face a wide range of potentially distressing symptoms across the four domains of quality of life. A multidimensional approach to addressing these complex concerns with early integration of palliative care has proven beneficial. This article highlights opportunities to integrate social work using a comprehensive quality of life model and a composite patient scenario from a large lung cancer educational intervention National Cancer Institute-funded program project grant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-446
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2014

Keywords

  • family caregiver support
  • lung cancer
  • oncology social work
  • palliative care
  • quality-of-life model
  • suffering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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