Distress management, version 3.2019

Academic Article


  • Distress is defined in the NCCN Guidelines for Distress Management as a multifactorial, unpleasant experience of a psychologic (ie, cognitive, behavioral, emotional), social, spiritual, and/or physical nature that may interfere with the ability to cope effectively with cancer, its physical symptoms, and its treatment. Early evaluation and screening for distress leads to early and timely management of psychologic distress, which in turn improves medical management. The panel for the Distress Management Guidelines recently added a new principles section including guidance on implementation of standards of psychosocial care for patients with cancer.
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  • Riba MB; Donovan KA; Andersen B; Braun I; Breitbart WS; Brewer BW; Buchmann LO; Clark MM; Collins M; Corbett C
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  • 1229
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  • 1249
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 10