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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families in a Community Setting; Adler NE, Page AEK, editors. Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2008.

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The Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families in a Community Setting thanks the many individuals and organizations who helped with its search for effective psychosocial health services and models for their effective delivery, and provided key information on the health care workforce and a number of policy issues. We gratefully acknowledge Carol L. Alter, MD, at the TEN Project and Georgetown University; M. Brownell Anderson, Robert Eaglen, PhD, and Robby Reynolds at the Association of American Medical Colleges; Neeraj K. Arora, PhD, at the National Cancer Institute; Terry Badger, PhD, RN, FAAN, at the University of Arizona College of Nursing; Cynthia Belar, Diane M. Pedulla, JD, Kimberley Moore, and Wendy Williams at the American Psychological Association; Thomas P. Beresford, MD, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Joyce Bichler, ACSW, of Gilda’s Club Worldwide; Elise J. Bolda, PhD, of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Partnerships for Older Adults program at the University of Southern Maine; Cheryl Bradley, MSW, and Carson J. Pattillo, MPH, at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; William S. Breitbart, MD, and Andrew J. Roth, MD, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; E. Dale Collins, MD, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Lisa Corchado and Rebecca Yowell at the American Psychiatric Association; Bridget Culhane, RN, MN, MS, CAE, and Gail A. Mallory, PhD, RN, CNAA, at the Oncology Nursing Society; Charles Darby at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Kim Day at the Board of Oncology Social Work Certification; Stephen DeMers, EdD, at the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards; Molla S. Donaldson, DrPH, MS, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Patricia Doykos Duquette, PhD, at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation; Peter D. Eisenberg, MD, at California Cancer Care; Ronit Elk, PhD, Katherine Sharpe, Nancy Single, PhD, Michael Stefanek, PhD, and Marcia W. Watts, at the American Cancer Society; Stewart Fleishman, MD, at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York: Beth Israel and St Luke’s-Roosevelt; Barbara Fleming, MD, Paulette Mehta, MD, Thakor G. Patel, MD, MACP, and Shakaib Rehman, MD, FACP, at the Veterans Health Administration; Bill Given at the Charles and Barbara Given Family Care Program, Michigan State University; Mitch Golant, PhD, at The Wellness Community; Marcia Grant, RN, DNSc, FAAN, and Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, at the City of Hope National Medical Center; Ethan Gray and Kathryn M. Smolinski, MSW, at the Association of Oncology Social Work; David Gustafson at the University of Wisconsin; Karmen Hanson, MA, at the National Conference of State Legislatures; John E. Hennessy, Nancy Washburn, Sandy Simmons, MSN, ARNP-C, AOCN, and Barbara Adkins, MS, ARNP-BC, AOCNP, at Kansas City Cancer Center; Joanne Hilden, MD, at St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Beverly Lange, MD, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Missy Layfield, Chair of the Patient Advocacy Committee, all of the Children’s Oncology Group; Caroline Huffman, LCSW, MEd, at the Lance Armstrong Foundation; Frits Huyse, MD, PhD, at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands; Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, Nancy W. Newman, LCSW, and Donna M. Cosenzo at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Barbara L. Jones, PhD, MSW, at the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers; Nancy Kane, at the Payson Center for Cancer Care; Ernest Katz, Aura Kuperberg, Kathleen Meeske, PhD, Kathleen S. Ruccione, MPH, RN, FAAN, and Octavio Zavala, at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Emmett B. Keeler, PhD, at the RAND Corporation; Murray Kopelow, MD, at the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education; Wolfgang Linden, PhD, at the University of British Columbia, Canada; Karen Llanos at the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.; Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH, at Stanford University; Matthew J. Loscalzo, MSW, at the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center; Richard P. McQuellon, PhD, at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Stephen Miller, MD, at the American Board of Medical Specialties; Moira A. Mulhern, PhD, at Kansas City Turning Point; Todd Peterson at the American Nurse Credentialing Center; Gail Pfeiffer, RHIA, CCS-P, at the Cleveland Clinic; William Pirl, MD, at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Paul A. Poniatowski at the American Board of Internal Medicine; Craig Ravesloot, PhD, at the University of Montana; Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Karen Robitaille at Yale University School of Medicine; Sarah Rosenbloom, PhD, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Thomas J. Smith, MD, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center; Joan Stanley at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Annette Stanton, PhD, at the University of California, Los Angeles; James Stockman, MD, and Jean Robillard, MD, at the American Board of Pediatrics; Ellen L. Stovall of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; Bonnie Strickland at the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas B. Strouse, MD, FAPM, DFAPA, at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center; Phyllis Torda at the National Committee for Quality Assurance; Douglas Tynan, PhD, at the American Board of Professional Psychology; Ginny Vaitones at the Board of Oncology Social Work Certification; Garry Welch, PhD, at Baystate Medical Center; Pamela R. West, PT, DPT, MPH, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Nancy Whitelaw at the National Council on Aging; Rodger Winn at the National Quality Forum; and James R. Zabora, PhD, of the National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University of America.

In addition, we thank M. Robin DiMatteo, Kelly B. Haskard, and Summer L. Williams, all at the University of California, Riverside, and Sheldon Cohen and Denise Janicki-Deverts, both at Carnegie Mellon University, for their papers, respectively, on “Effects of Distressed Psychological States on Adherence and Health Behavior Change: Cognitive, Motivational, and Social Factors” and “Stress and Disease.” These excellent papers helped the committee think through and quickly review a growing body of evidence documenting the health effects of psychological and social stressors.

We also offer many thanks to Maria Hewitt, DrPH, formerly with the National Cancer Policy Board at the Institute of Medicine, for her generous help throughout the initial stages of this study. Rona Briere of Briere Associates, Inc., provided expert copy editing, and Alisa Decatur excellent proofreading and manuscript preparation assistance. And as always, Danitza Valdivia, administrative assistant to the Board on Health Care Services, provided ever-ready and gracious assistance regardless of the task or timeline.

Finally, we thank our project officers at the National Institutes of Health. Susan D. Solomon, PhD, senior advisor in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and project officer at the beginning of this study, skillfully launched the study and shaped its parameters. Julia H. Rowland, PhD, director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship, served as project officer for the duration of the study, and provided ongoing support, thoughtful and expert guidance, and generous assistance in identifying and securing needed resources.

Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.
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