Psycho-oncology best practice guidelines and a service perspective: conceptualising the fit and towards bridging the gap

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145672
Title:
Psycho-oncology best practice guidelines and a service perspective: conceptualising the fit and towards bridging the gap
Authors:
Coleman, Niamh; Connolly, Allison; Hession, Natalie
Affiliation:
Department of Psycho-oncology, St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin,
Publisher:
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
The Irish Journal of Psychology
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145672
Additional Links:
http://www.psihq.ie/
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The purpose of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, it provides a summary of psychooncology best practice guidelines from the UK, US, Australia and Canada. The second aim of this paper is the examination of how a service in Ireland has progressed in adopting these best practice guidelines. A Working Model of Psychology in Action is presented to illustrate the interplay of components currently influencing psycho-oncology in context. The benchmarking process delineates efforts aimed at realising the best practice principles and is helpful in understanding the strengths and also the limitations of the service. The exploration of the challenges in applying non-national guidelines also highlights systemic dimensions such as contextual, organisational, professional and cultural dynamics. With a view to the future, gaps in the guidelines as well as current and potential aims in service development in psycho-oncology in the broader field are discussed.
Keywords:
psycho-oncology; best practice guidelines; service development; model of psychology in action
ISSN:
0303-3910

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Niamhen
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Allisonen
dc.contributor.authorHession, Natalieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-18T15:11:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-18T15:11:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.issn0303-3910-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/145672-
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, it provides a summary of psychooncology best practice guidelines from the UK, US, Australia and Canada. The second aim of this paper is the examination of how a service in Ireland has progressed in adopting these best practice guidelines. A Working Model of Psychology in Action is presented to illustrate the interplay of components currently influencing psycho-oncology in context. The benchmarking process delineates efforts aimed at realising the best practice principles and is helpful in understanding the strengths and also the limitations of the service. The exploration of the challenges in applying non-national guidelines also highlights systemic dimensions such as contextual, organisational, professional and cultural dynamics. With a view to the future, gaps in the guidelines as well as current and potential aims in service development in psycho-oncology in the broader field are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.psihq.ie/en
dc.subjectpsycho-oncologyen
dc.subjectbest practice guidelinesen
dc.subjectservice developmenten
dc.subjectmodel of psychology in actionen
dc.titlePsycho-oncology best practice guidelines and a service perspective: conceptualising the fit and towards bridging the gapen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psycho-oncology, St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin,en
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Journal of Psychologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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