PsychEd Episode 22: Psycho-Oncology Assessments with Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda

01.26.2020 - By PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast

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Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners.    This episode is an introduction to the subspeciality of psychosocial oncology, focusing on 10 key content areas that you want to supplement your general psychiatric interview with. Along the way, we discuss the history of the field, contemporary controversies and useful interviewing techniques that can help with history collection, therapeutic alliance, and formulation.    Learning objectives: Gain familiarity with unique content areas to include in the assessment of patients with cancer Learn interview techniques to facilitate accurate and efficient history taking in this patient population  Increase knowledge around the concept of cancer-related distress and how it informs patient formulation, intervention, and DSM-5 Diagnosis   Host: Dr. Jordan Bawks, PGY4 in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto   Guest: Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto   Timestamps for Content:  4-11minutes - History of Psycho-Oncology 11- 14minutes –Distress Screening 14- 16minutes – Overview of specific content areas in psychosocial oncology assessments 15:50 – Cancer history 20:10- Beliefs about illness 24:00- Physical symptoms 26:00- Body Image 33:55- Coping 38:30- Family Supports & 41:00- Counseling on Cancer Disclosure to Family Members 49:30- Work Disruption 52:00- Religion & Spirituality 57:30- Death, Dying, Prognosis 1:04:45- Diagnostic dilemmas 1:10:30- Closing thoughts     CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.   For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at [email protected] For more information visit our website:  

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