The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commissions on Cancer (CoC) formulated and implemented standard 3.2 for Psychosocial Distress Screening. This standard requires that all accredited cancer centers evaluate psychosocial distress and provide appropriate triage and intervention for all cancer patients. Over the past decade, Loma Linda University Medical Oncology Center (LLUMOC) administration, physicians, nurses, psychosocial care staff, and chaplaincy collaborated to implement a psychosocial screening and referral program throughout cancer patient services. This current research includes qualitative analysis assessing strengths and barriers of the psychosocial program at LLUMOC from the perspective of LLUMOC providers and two directors of Supportive Care Services from City of Hope and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Suggestions are provided for administrators and providers on options and mechanisms to improve psychosocial screening and referral at Loma Linda University Medical Oncology Center.
School of Behavioral Health
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Subject - Local
Stress, Psychological; Neoplasms -- psychology; Benchmarking; Quality of Life; Surveys and Questionnaires; Referral and Consultation -- standards
ix; 84 p.
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Azizoddin, Desiree R., "Cancer Center Regional Benchmarks for Psychosocial Care" (2017). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1020.
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