ACCC is pleased to have partnered with the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) for the "Psychosocial Distress Screening" education project. Through joint ACCC and APOS efforts three ACCC Cancer Program Members that have successfully implemented distress screening programs have been identifed to serve as model sites for this effort.
In March and April 2015, ACCC and APOS conducted site visits to these programs to learn more about the steps they took in developing and implementing distress screening programs and tools and resources developed as part of this process. The information gleaned and lessons learned are shared in a white paper, through a dedicated section on the ACCC website, and in ACCC and APOS meetings over the course of 2015.
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) was formed to bring together professionals working in the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of cancer. Its mission broadened in the early 2000s to network professionals from all disciplines working in psychosocial oncology: nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, clergy and psychiatrists. The mission of American Psychosocial Oncology Society is to advance the science and practice of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer.
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