Caring for the Whole Patient

Author: Kim Thiboldeaux
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Kim Thiboldeaux is President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) (www.cancersupportcommunity.org), which works to support patients and families in 3 key areas. First, CSC provides direct patient and family support through face-to-face, online, and telephonic support services delivered by licensed mental health professonals. Second, CSC backs its service delivery arm with research generated by the Research and Training Institute, whose staff conducts cutting-edge psychosocial and behavioral research about the cancer patient experience. Finally, the Cancer Policy Institute at CSC unites the experience of research and direct services to educate policymakers on the core tenets of 1) access to comprehensive care for all patients, 2) quality as a central theme, and 3) research as a critical priority.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

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