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Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
in cancer clinics or centers nor routinely provide psychosocial services to survivors or their family members, but who might care for cancer patients/survivors/family members in the course of their work; and
Task 8 Review literature to identify gaps in knowledge, and develop an applied clinical research agenda about
who needs services?
what type of assessment should be provided?
what type of services should be provided at various stages of disease course?
who should deliver services?
are these interventions effective?
what kind of follow-up is needed?
are they cost effective in terms of disease course, other health outcomes, employment, etc.?
how are services paid for, including for family members?
what are the emerging opportunities (e.g. technological; length of survival)?
Include specific recommendations where appropriate (e.g., for multi-center trials of health service delivery).
Task 9 Develop a dissemination and implementation plan for successful, replicable, demonstration models.
The committee will produce a report that addresses the above topics and includes
an action plan with policy objectives and recommendations for various stakeholders including federal agencies;
successful, replicable, demonstration models of effective, accessible psychosocial service delivery in communities; and
a plan for the evaluation of impact of the report by a third party—as a part of developing its recommendations, the committee will make recommendations to the sponsor about how the impact of the report could be evaluated.