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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

BPOS:  Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

A member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), founded in 1983, aims to advance and promote knowledge of psychosocial oncology. We welcome members from across the disciplines, who have an interest in education and research in psychosocial oncology. Our members work not only with people who have been diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and the professionals who care for them through all stages of the care pathway.  We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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Call for Papers – Special Issue on Implementation Science and Psycho-Oncology

Submission Deadline – 1st September

Despite considerable evidence from controlled studies that cancer-focused psychosocial interventions can effectively promote healthy behaviors and improve quality of life, many people who could benefit from these interventions do not receive them. This situation reflects, in part, the many challenges encountered in translating promising research findings into routine care. Implementation science is the scientific study of methods designed to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice. In recent years, there have been several calls for researchers in psycho-oncology to apply the methods of implementation science as one means of improving delivery of optimal psychosocial care.

This special issue seeks to publish innovative, timely, and high impact original research papers, brief research reports [Clinical Correspondence], and reviews on any aspect of implementation science and psycho-oncology. We encourage submissions of relevant manuscripts across the cancer control continuum (from prevention through early detection, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life-care).

We are particularly interested in the application of implementation science frameworks and methods to:

  • understanding barriers and facilitators of intervention/practice adoption
  • assessing implementation outcomes
  • evaluating implementation strategies
  • improving cancer-related behavioral and/or clinical outcomes

Studies that employ qualitative and/or quantitative research methods are welcomed, however, preference will be given to studies that employ randomized or quasi-experimental designs that test interventions under real-world conditions. .

The deadline for manuscript submission is now 1st September 2023

Correspondence and enquiries to the Guest Editors:

Nicole Rankin, PhD, nicole.rankin@unimelb.edu.au and Paul Jacobsen. jacobsen.phd@gmail.com

Additional enquiries to the Editor-in-Chief:

Maggie Watson, PhD, maggie.watson@live.co.uk

Psycho-Oncology Editor in Chief

Psycho-Oncology are looking for their next Editor in Chief. The advert is included here for you. Please email your curriculum vitae with a cover letter addressing your background, history with the Journal and vision for the Journal to the PON Editor Search Committee: (tchen@wiley.com) by July 1st 2023.