Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers

Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers

by Nancy Keene
     
 

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This complete parent guide not only offers detailed and precise medical information about leukemia, but also day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, and social, emotional, and financial issues. Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, practical advice to ease their daily

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This complete parent guide not only offers detailed and precise medical information about leukemia, but also day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, and social, emotional, and financial issues. Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, practical advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child

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Washington Post
What's so compelling about Childhood Leukemia is the amount of useful medical information and practical advice it contains. A valuable resource to help parents and children regain their equilibrium after diagnosis and during the next two to three years of treatment, it answers questions requiring immediate attention. Keene avoids jargon and lays out what's needed to deal with the medical system.
Keene is one of the original developers of the Patient-Centered Guides series, and the parent of a child who survived leukemia. She provides a detailed, straightforward guide for parents containing the basic information that newly diagnosed families need to cope with their challenging situation. The text is also useful for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of children with cancer. The third edition includes updates on treatment methods and new resources for medical information, emotional support and financial assistance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596500153
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Patient Centered Guides Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Keene has written or co-authored five health books for families. She is co-creator of the Patient-Centered Guides series and Editor of pediatric titles. Nancy is a tireless advocate for childrens health issues, including pediatric clinical trials, childhood cancer, late effects of childhood cancer treatments, pediatric pain relief, and emotional support for families. She frequently speaks for professional and parent groups and works on/with national pediatric advocacy organizations and committees.

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