Distress management: Clinical practice guidelines in Oncology™

Jimmie C. Holland, Barbara Andersen, William S. Breitbart, Michele Dabrowski, Moreen M. Dudley, Stewart Fleishman, Genevieve V. Foley, Caryl Fulcher, Donna B. Greenberg, Carl B. Greiner, George F. Handzo, Paul B. Jacobsen, Sara J. Knight, Kate Learson, Michael H. Levy, Sharon Manne, Randi McAllister-Black, Amy Peterman, Michelle B. Riba, Neal E. SlatkinAlan Valentine, Michael A. Zevon

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All patients experience some level of distress at various stages of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Physicians' ability to recognize patients' distress has become more challenging as cancer care has shifted to the ambulatory setting, where visits are often short and rushed. Therefore, using clinical practice guidelines for managing psychosocial distress in cancer patients is critical. These guidelines recommend that each new patient be rapidly assessed in the office or clinic waiting room for evidence of distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-98
Number of pages33
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoma
  • Distress
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Social psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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