Chapter 4 presents a brief description of the range of psychosocial interventions that are available, the sites in which they are offered, the providers who offer them, and psycho-oncology education and training opportunities for health-care providers.
Chapter 5 reviews the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions with an emphasis on evidence from randomized clinical trials. The chapter concludes with a discussion of outstanding research issues that need to be addressed.
Chapter 6 characterizes the delivery of psychosocial services in the context of contemporary breast cancer care, describes a number of service programs, and presents evidence regarding use of psychosocial services by women with breast cancer.
Chapter 7 examines barriers to the receipt of psychosocial services, including issues related to access to care and limitations of systems of care.
Chapter 8 surveys ongoing clinical and health services research aimed at improving psychosocial care and outlines research priorities to improve services to women with breast cancer.
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