Psychosocial and financial issues after hematopoietic cell transplantation

David Buchbinder, Nandita Khera

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With improvement in survival after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), it has become important to focus on survivors’ psychosocial issues in order to provide patient-centered care across the transplant continuum. The goals of this article are to describe updates in the literature on certain psychosocial domains (emotional/mental health and social/financial) in HCT survivors, offer a brief overview of the status of the screening and management of these complications, and identify opportunities for future practice and research. An evidence-based approach to psychosocial care can be broken down as primary (promoting health, raising awareness, and addressing risk factors), secondary (screening and directing early pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions), and tertiary (rehabilitating, limiting disability, and improving quality of life) prevention. Implementing such an approach requires close coordination between multiple stakeholders, including transplant center staff, referring hematologist/oncologists, and other subspecialists in areas such as palliative medicine or psychiatry. Innovative models of care that leverage technology can bring these stakeholders together to fulfill unmet needs in this area by addressing barriers in the delivery of psychosocial care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-577
Number of pages8
JournalHematology (United States)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 10 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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