The British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a registered charity. The BPS promotes ethical practice in psychological practice, education, research and knowledge.
- Demonstrating Quality and Outcomes in Psycho-oncology.
A guide demonstrating quality and outcomes in psycho-oncology services for adults and young adults (16-24 years old). The guide also covers; consideration of cancer and end of life care.
- Guidance on determining the best interests of adults who lack the capacity to make a decision (or decisions) for themselves [England and Wales].
A guide to provide information and support when people need to make decisions on the behalf of adults who do not have the capacity to do so for themselves.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is an organisation dedicated to beating cancer. Less than 25% of people with cancer survived during the 1970’s. Survival has now doubled over the last 40 years.
- Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020.
A report on the strategies to improve the outcomes the NHS delivers for people that are affected by cancer. The report shows the proposals between 2015-2020.
Their objective is to improve services in England. Along with NHS Improvement, they lead the NHS in England. The regional teams covering England are responsible for the quality, financial NHS.
- Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors in England.
A patient reported survey. The report discusses the outcomes of cancer survivors in England, 1-5 years after a cancer diagnosis.
PubMed is a resource that supports the search and retrieval of literature for biomedical and life sciences. Their objective is to support the improvement of health globally, allowing free access to literature.
- Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Late Post-Treatment Pain in Women Treated for Primary Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. – Johannsen, M., et al. (2016).
This article assesses the effectiveness of Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for women who have primary breast cancer when experiencing late post-treatment pain.
ResearchGate is a professional network for researchers and scientists to discover and discuss research. Their objective is to make research accessible to everyone.
- ‘Cancer Coping Online’: A pilot trial of a self-guided CBT internet intervention for cancer-related distress. – Beatty, L., Koczwara, B., & Wade, T. (2011).
The article explores Internet based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT). iCBT is evidence based, but cancer related distress was not reported. The article explores iCBT in relation to cancer related distress in patients with early stage cancer.
- Patient-centered care in cancer treatment programs: the future of integrative oncology through psychoeducation. – Garchinski, C. M., et al. (2014).
This article explores how patients may better be able to make decisions around different cancer treatments by means of Psychoeducation. Emotions form important links between the mind and body and emotions help the cognitive functions of decision making. Teaching self-evaluation and self-regulation of the mind and body can help improve emotional and cognitive intelligence and as a result the patient may then be able to negotiate cancer treatment systems better.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity dedicated to providing the specialised nursing care and support to young people with cancer. They create cancer services for young people in the UK. They provide access to the best possible care and support so young people, between 13 – 24, do not face cancer alone. They are the only UK charity to do this.
The document makes an important contribution to describing the core elements of care for young people facing the challenge of cancer. Those involved in its production have shared their experiences and their values in this document to help ensure that care is as good as it can be for a group of patients who, too often, remain at risk of missing out on the best possible holistic care when diagnosed with cancer.
The document affirms for those in the field what is important, and for those developing new services, it will provide a much needed first point of guidance that will shape the environment, philosophy and approach to care of their unit. The document might also indicate to teams where innovation and practice development opportunities might be available as we continue to shape services through patient and family input.
Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library is a leading society publisher; they offer a portfolio of over 8 million articles from 1,600 journals. Titles cover a full spectrum of life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities, and include many titles ranked at the forefront of their field. Log in access is required, however some articles can be found in a PDF format.
- Hypnosis in the Alleviation of Procedure Related Pain and Distress in Paediatric Oncology Patients. – Hawkins, P. J., et al. (1998).
The above article evaluates two different therapeutic approaches, direct and indirect hypnosis, in reducing pain during lumbar punctures.
- Handbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care. – Waston, M., & Kissane, D.
The above book, by international experts in psycho-oncology, has arisen from the teaching academies offered by the International Psycho-oncology Society. It distils the wisdom and experience from the training manuals dedicated to individual psychological therapies and combines them into an accessible handbook for clinicians in cancer care today.