Psychosocial approach in clinical oncology. The history and progress



Psychosocial oncology is rather young approach in medicine that laid the foundation of rehabilitology and complex approaches to chronic disease management.The article covers the key points of establishment and development of psychooncology. Special emphasis is placed on experience in implementation of psychosocial support programs for oncological patients in National Healthcare System.

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Keywords: psycho–social oncology, psycho–oncology, psychiatry comorbidities in oncology, multidisciplinary team.

Journal rubric: Research Reviews

Article type: review article

For citation: Holland J., Rivkina N.M. Psychosocial approach in clinical oncology. The history and progress. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2014. Vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 14–23. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Jimmie Holland, Doctor of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Сancer Center, New York, USA, e-mail:

Natalia M. Rivkina, senior lecturer at the Psychological Rehabilitation Chair of Clinical and Special Psychology Department at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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