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Cancer and Mental Wellbeing Education Series: A Psychosocial Collaborative Care Approach
Estimates say one-third of individuals undergoing cancer treatment also have a co-occurring mental health challenge. But often, oncology teams aren’t equipped to recognize and treat mental health and substance use (MH/SU) challenges. As a result, patients are left without proper psychosocial treatment options in their cancer care plans. Addressing MH/SU challenges during cancer care is associated with better treatment outcomes, therefore an interdisciplinary collaborative approach is the most promising practice that oncology teams can use to ensure comprehensive cancer care.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing on Thursday, July 6, 3-4 p.m. ET for A Psychosocial Collaborative Care Approach to dive into how a team-based approach to psychosocial cancer care can support individuals who are also experiencing MH/SU challenges.
By joining this webinar, participants will:
- Examine barriers to psychosocial cancer care for individuals with MH/SU challenges.
- Learn how to integrate patient-centered psychosocial care into routine cancer care.
- Explore the collaborative care model as a strategy to support individuals with cancer and MH/SU challenges.
- Jesse R. Fann, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Department of Psychosocial Oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center