Pediatric Psycho-OncologyA Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management

Pediatric Psycho-OncologyA Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management

Lori S. Wiener, Maryland Pao, Anne E. Kazak, Mary Jo Kupst, and Andrea Farkas Patenaude

Print publication date: Dec 2014

ISBN: 9780199335114

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Pediatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of adolescents living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including psychological aspects of particular pediatric cancers and their treatments, how to talk to a child and family at critical times during the disease course, genetic testing, individual, family, educational, psychological and psychiatric interventions, and caring for international patients . Each chapter highlights the necessity of embracing an interdisciplinary approach to ensure that each child has the best options for living with cancer and, when cure is not possible, that death occurs with as much dignity as possible for the child and family. An extensive resource section is appended to provide information on written, online, video, community, national and international services and programs. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use.

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