Faculty from UofL’s Kent School Contribute to Exciting New Oncology Social Work Publication

The reputation of the University of Louisville’s Kent School as a renowned center for oncology social work got an exciting boost in February of this year, when faculty members played a leading role in the development and publication of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer. Kent School faculty members Dr. Karen Kayser, Dr. Anna Faul, Shirley Otis-Green, Dr. Barbara Head, and Dr. Tara Schapmire served as significant contributors of scholarly knowledge to the book, which was published by Oxford University Press.

Addressing the psychosocial care of cancer patients and their families, the book takes a progressive and all-encompassing approach towards the psychosocial complexities faced by patients and their loved ones. With major innovations in the field and the evolution of the total care of the patient, the handbook aims to provide innovative tools caregivers can use to discover new ways to address multifaceted and often challenging issues. Some of the many areas covered include genetics, family and caregiver intervention, cancer across the lifespan, quality of life, professional development and education, ethical matters, loss and grief, and pediatrics.

The leadership and development demonstrated by the faculty contributors to the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer has brought rapid growth to the national standing of the Kent School. The opportunities this book provides for new developments in modern psychosocial care for cancer patients, families, and caregivers solidifies the Kent School as a progressive center for the serious advancement in oncology social work.

For further information and to obtain a copy of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer, please visit the following link: http://www.bookdepository.com/Handbook-Oncology-Social-Work/9780199941926

Visit the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work program page to learn more about the exciting educational opportunities awaiting you at the Kent School.