The history of psychosocial screening among cancer patients

James R. Zabora, Lindsay Macmurray

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Abstract

Over the past ten years, the concept of psychosocial screening has received a great deal of attention. Guidelines, recommendations, and standards have been developed to encourage or require that all patients be screened for their distress at the time of diagnosis or when patients commence care in a cancer center for the first time. However, the concept of psychosocial screening has long history in the cancer literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-635
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • distress
  • psychosocial screening
  • standards of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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