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This episode is an introduction to the subspeciality of psychosocial oncology, focusing on 10 key content areas that you want to supplement your general psychiatric interview with. Along the way, we discuss the history of the field, contemporary controversies and useful interviewing techniques that can help with history collection, therapeutic alliance, and formulation.
Host: Dr. Jordan Bawks, PGY4 in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
Guest: Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
Timestamps for Content:
4-11minutes - History of Psycho-Oncology
11- 14minutes –Distress Screening
14- 16minutes – Overview of specific content areas in psychosocial oncology assessments
15:50 – Cancer history
20:10- Beliefs about illness
24:00- Physical symptoms
26:00- Body Image
38:30- Family Supports &
41:00- Counseling on Cancer Disclosure to Family Members
49:30- Work Disruption
52:00- Religion & Spirituality
57:30- Death, Dying, Prognosis
1:04:45- Diagnostic dilemmas
1:10:30- Closing thoughts
CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
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