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The Black Box of decision-making in cancer care: new challenges

28 Mar 2019

Guest editors: Gabriella Pravettoni and Soumitra Datta

This special issue tackles the complex topic of psycho-oncology - the psychological, behavioural, ethical and social aspects of cancer. It is aimed at updating healthcare providers on some of the key considerations of psycho-oncology, ranging from supporting patient emotions to designing surveys. The articles also touch on specialist topics, such as the specific psychological needs of children with cancer, and the role of psychology in the health policies surrounding tobacco.

The issue highlights the fact that individual values, preferences, needs and beliefs affect patients’ decision making. Similarly, clinicians are dependent on their individual judgement and decision making, particularly in situations where it is not easy to decide either due to high stakes, limited evidence base or limited resources in a low- and middle-income country.



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Artículos de Edición Especial

Gabriella Pravettoni, Paola Arnaboldi, Serena Oliveri, Alberto Luini, Flavia Faccio, Silvia Francesca Maria Pizzoli, Alice V Giudice, Claudia Sangalli
Rhea Daruvala, Soumitra Shankar Datta, Tania Saha, Aparupa Ojha, Anirban Das, Kesavapillai Sukumaran Reghu, Rimpa Achari
Ketti Mazzocco, Gabriella Pravettoni, Mariana Masiero, Maria Chiara Carriero
Santam Chakraborty, Sanjit Agrawal, Soumitra S Datta, Niladri Ghosal, Rhea Daruvala, Raj Kumar Shrimali, Chantalle van Zanten, Joe Parry, Shrikant Atreya, Subir Sinha, Sanjoy Chatterjee, Simon Gollins
Soumita Ghose, Vivek Radhakrishnan, Sanjay Bhattacharya