Special Issue "Healthy Even through Cancer—What Are the Assumptions and Outcomes for Psychological Intervention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: health; quality of life; oncological surgery; digestive tract neoplasms; research methodology; epistemology; narration
Cancer remains a highly fatal disease, a major cause of mortality, and a huge burden throughout the world, requiring increased primary prevention efforts, screenings, and treatments. When considering neoplasm disease, the side effects of treatments and iatrogenesis should also be taken into account in order to estimate the health of patients on a global scale.
In this sense, in current literature, quality of life has become one of the outcomes evaluated in oncological patients, and it is a self-reported outcome. This is a benchmark of the increasing need to “be healthy”, through experiencing the disease—before the achievement of oncological treatment goals or despite their failure. Therefore, health professionals should construct a treatment pathway for patients’ health, through the neoplasm. Research helps clinicians, in particular, by considering psychological perspectives, thus corroborating knowledge on cancer patient health.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this field.
This Special Issue aims to provide a picture of the state-of-art of psychological support in oncology. What are the objectives of psychological support? And what are the outcomes? What are psychological interventions specific for cancer patients based on? How are these psychological interventions carried out? Furthermore, what are the theoretical assumptions valid for psychological intervention in oncology? Moreover, where does the psychological intervention take place? Are caregivers considered? Are health professionals considered? When should these roles be considered and how? Last, but not least, how is psychological support evaluated in oncology?
These are some (of the many) questions, whose answers can suggest a direction towards the effective integration of psychological intervention in cancer patient care.
Thus, the collection of convergent contributions on the Special Issue, titled “Healthy Even through Cancer—What are the Assumptions and Outcomes for Psychological Intervention?”, may give rise to the identification of the first outlines for the identification of shared guidelines in the management of cancer patients.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome, as well as theoretical contributions that broaden the knowledge on this topic.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Eleonora Pinto
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- psychological intervention
- psychological techniques
- quality of life