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Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer (176kb pdf)
This summary provides evidence based Australian strategies and advice for clinicians working with patients with cancer, including helpful prompts for starting conversations about psychosocial concerns.
From: Cancer Australia. Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer: a summary guide for health professionals. 2004.
Evidence based guidance on assessment and management of a range of mental health conditions associated with cancer and it's treatment is available from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
From: National Cancer Institute (US)
Anxiety, depression and cancer
This supplement provides Australian evidence about the prevalence and importance of psychosocial distress in cancer populations, and the effectiveness of interventions to screen and support patients.
From: Med J Aust. 2010 Sep 6;193(5 Supp).
The Distress Thermometer is a pen and paper tool for patients to report how distressed they are about their psychosocial and physical problems.
Download the NCCN Distress Thermometer (296kb pdf)
From: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Information for patients about mental health conditions associated with cancer.
Last updated 11 February 2020