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Palliat Support Care. 2012 Dec;10(4):287-94. doi: 10.1017/S1478951511001015. Epub 2012 May 22.

Mindfulness and psychosocial care in cancer: historical context and review of current and potential applications.

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1
Deptartment of Oncological Sciences, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.
2
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
3
Independent Practitioner, Pasadena, California.

Abstract

Mindfulness-based interventions and mindfulness techniques have become increasingly popular in psychosocial care.  These interventions have also been increasingly used with cancer patients and survivors. However, more attention is due to issues such as how these techniques may be specifically relevant for an oncology population and whether the religious derivation of mindfulness should be considered by frontline psychosocial clinicians. This article provides a history and overview of the use of mindfulness in psychosocial cancer care.

PMID:
22612897
DOI:
10.1017/S1478951511001015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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