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  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Aug 9, 2023

    Caring for a Loved One with Cancer Can Be Tough: These Two Care Team Providers Can Make It Easier

    When someone is diagnosed with cancer, a team of medical professionals mobilizes to coordinate care. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment strategy, patients may be cared for by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other specialists providing hands-on care. In many cancer centers, patients also have access…more.

    Categories: Caregiving
  • By Krista Zodet, President/CEO, HealthWell Foundation  |  Nov 27, 2018

    Cancer: Taking Care of the Mind and the Body

    This post marks the final article in our series on cancer-related behavioral health. As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, the HealthWell Foundation has been honored to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of cancer patients and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that participated in…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Maryrose Mongelli, MSW, LMSW, Women's Cancers Program Coordinator, CancerCare  |  Oct 10, 2018

    Effects of Parental Cancer on Children and Adolescents

    Cancer is a chronic and sometimes terminal illness that impacts the person physically, emotionally and often financially. Time becomes a commodity, and the fragility of life becomes salient, often accompanied by an increase in humility and gratitude. Life often gets turned upside down; familial roles might change and a family…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Sep 26, 2018

    “Triaging” Cancer and Behavioral Health Concerns

    This week, Real World Health Care shines a spotlight on Triage Cancer, a national, non-profit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials and resources.  We spoke with Joanna L. Morales, Esq., CEO of Triage…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Ashley Goodman, Executive Assistant & Social Media Manager, Kidney Cancer Association  |  Aug 29, 2018

    Strength In Numbers: How Peer Support Empowers Those Coping with Cancer

    Online peer support groups are growing and it’s easy to see why. Peer support groups offer those dealing with a difficult diagnosis such as cancer, the chance to find empowerment, support and guidance from other members who are going through a similar situation. Inspire, which is an online patient-driven community,…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 18, 2018

    Community Cancer Practices Tackle Behavioral Health Concerns

    This week, Real World Health Care brings you an interview with Robert “Bo” Gamble, director of strategic practice initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance (COA). COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology, where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. We discussed the importance of allowing cancer patients…more.

  • By Jeffrey Kendall, PsyD, Director of Oncology Supportive Care, University of Minnesota Cancer Center  |  Jul 5, 2018

    Oncology Distress Screening: Integral to Patient-Centered Care

    Oncology professionals and organizations around the world have come to realize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer can evoke significant levels of distress for cancer patients and their families. The Institute of Medicine’s 2008 report, Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs, called attention to the importance…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 18, 2018

    Oncology Social Workers Play Important Role in Cancer Care

    Real World Health Care is delighted to shine a spotlight on the Association of Oncology Social Workers (AOSW) and its Patient Centered Research Collaborative for Psychosocial Oncology (PCRC). We spoke with the PCRC’s Project Lead, Bradley Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH, FAPOS. Dr. Zebrack is Professor at the University of Michigan…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 30, 2018

    Psychosocial Care for Children with Cancer

    This week, Real World Health Care brings you an interview with Lori Wiener, PhD, DCSW, LCSW-C, Co-Director, Behavioral Health Core and Director, Psychosocial Support and Research Program, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute. We asked Dr. Wiener to talk about psychosocial problems facing children with cancer…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General
  • By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 16, 2018

    Caregiver Conundrum: Supporting the Psychosocial Needs of the Cancer Support System

    This week, Real World Health Care is delighted to highlight the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). We spoke with APOS President-Elect Vicki Kennedy, LCSW, executive director of Oncology Strategy & Patient Engagement at Cullari Communications Global. Ms. Kennedy shared insights on how APOS is addressing the psychosocial needs of cancer…more.

    Categories: Behavioral Health, General