Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Children, Youth and Families, Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety, Women's Health
Board: National Cancer Policy Board

Activity Description

The purpose of this workshop was to understand psychosocial responses of women to breast cancer and to evaluate tools used to assess psychosocial distress. Participants also assessed what is known of the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions and reviewed models for delivering the psychosocial interventions. Finally, those participating in the workshop identified strategies to overcome barriers to delivering effective care and to propose research to close knowledge gaps.

Some of those in attendance were: consumer advocates, psychologists/psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, oncologists, primary care providers, insurers, health plan managers, educators, policy analysts, and researchers.

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