Emotional distress in patients with cancer: The sixth vital sign Journal Article


Authors: Bultz, B. D.; Holland, J. C.
Article Title: Emotional distress in patients with cancer: The sixth vital sign
Abstract: As the incidence of cancer continues to rise, so too will the rate of emotional distress in cancer patients. Policy makers, hospital administrators, and oncologists must begin to recognize emotional distress as an essential component of patient care, one that requires routine detection, monitoring, and treatment. There are both clinical and economic benefits to addressing the psychosocial needs of these patients. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: clinical trial; cancer patient; cancer incidence; patient monitoring; practice guideline; health care policy; health care quality; health care cost; health insurance; patient care; screening; psychosocial care; hospital administrator; emotional stress; vital sign
Journal Title: Community Oncology
Volume: 3
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1548-5315
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2006-05-01
Start Page: 311
End Page: 314
Language: English
PROVIDER: scopus
DOI: 10.1016/S1548-5315(11)70702-1
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