Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease

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Over recent decades, tremendous advances in the prevention, medical treatment, and quality of life issues in children and adolescents surviving cancer have spawned a host of research on pediatric psychosocial oncology. This important volume fulfills the clear need for an up-to-date, comprehensive handbook for practitioners that delineates the most recent research in the field—the first of its kind in over a decade. Over 60 renowned authors have been assembled to provide a thorough presentation of the state-of-the art research and literature, with topics including:
-Neuropsychological effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
-Bone marrow transplantation
-Important issues about quality of life during and following treatment
-Collaborative research among child-focused psychologists
-Standards of psychological care for children and adolescents
-Stress and coping in the pediatric cancer experience
-The role of family and peer relationships
The Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease represents both multidisciplinary and international efforts, an alliance between physicians and parents, and a combination of research and service. With a wealth of information of great interest to patients and their families, this volume will also be a welcome resource to the psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, oncologists, nurses, and social workers who confront these issues as they help children and their families through the treatment, recovery, and grieving processes.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Brown's comprehensive handbook of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease is the definitive psychological work on these important chronic conditions. This book is distinguished by the breadth and quality of up-to-date contributions from an outstanding group of scholars and knowledgeable practitioners. Professionals and trainees from a wide range of disciplines will find this to be a valuable 'must have' resource."—BDennis Drotar, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director, Center for Survivors of Pediatric Cancer, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

"As a psychologist and parent, I am delighted to see how this handbook confirms that research has at last moved beyond descriptive studies and empirically based interventions to enhance the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children now surviving cancer. This excellent and timely volume covers research along the entire continuum of childhood cancer care, offering especially useful insights on the experience of children and their families to both clinicians and caregivers."—Susan L. Weiner, Ph.D., President, Children's Cause Cancer Advocacy, Silver Spring, MD

"This internationally-recognized group of authors, led by Dr. Ronald Brown, has accomplished quite a task. The handbook provides a comprehensive, detailed description of the key biopsychosocial issues that deserve attention in the care of kids with cancer and sickle cell disease and their families. As a director of a program for adult survivors of pediatric cancer, I find the information...[is] not only clinically relevant and practical, but it also stimulates ideas for further research. This is a 'must-read' handbook for health care trainees and professionals from all disciplines and specialties who care for these patients and their families."—Kevin C. Oeffinger, M.D., Medical Director, Living Beyond Cancer: A Program for Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

"remarkable reference book...Brown has masterfully woven together the accomplishments of hundreds of investigators...He has provided a sturdy foundation for the next generation's advances."—


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195169850
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/10/2006
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ronald T. Brown is Dean of Temple University's College of Health Professions. He is a leading pediatric psychologist who specializes in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities. Brown's current research efforts include studies on family intervention for high-risk infants with sickle cell disease, depression in children with chronic illnesses, and family functioning for children with cancer.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction
1. Introduction: Why the Need for a Comprehensive Handbook on Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology/Hematology, Ronald T. Brown
2. Cancer and Blood Disorders in Childhood: Biopsychosocial Developmental Issues in Assesment and Treatment, F. Daniel Armstrong
Part II. The Cancer Experience "On Treatment"
3. Stress and Coping in the Pediatric Cancer Experience, Mary Jo Kupst and Kristin Bingen
4. Familial Issues When a Child is on Treatment for Cancer, Melissa Alderfer and Anne E. Kazak
5. Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Stem Cell Transplantation, Sean Phipps
6. Peer, Friendship Issues and Emotional Well-Being, Bernard Fuemmeler, Larry Mullins, and Melissa Y. Carpenter
7. Pain and Procedure Management, Paola Conte and Gary Walco
8. Adherence to Treatment Demands, Michael Rapoff, Ph.D., Anne McGrath, and Stephen Smith
9. Quality of Life in Childhood Cancer: Meaning, Methods and Missing Pieces, Rachel B. Levi
10. Spirituality, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine, Cynthia Myers, Margaret Stuber, and Lonnie Zeltzer
11. A Goodness-of-Fit Ethic for Informed Consent to Pediatric Cancer Patients, Celia Fisher and Jessica K. Masty
12. Problem-Solving Skills for Mothers of Children with Newly Diagnosed Cancer, Ollie Jane Z. Sahler, Diane Fairclough, Ernest Katz, James Varni, Sean Phipps, Raymond Mulhern, Michael J. Dolgin, Donna R. Copeland, and W. Lewis Johnson
Part III. Cancer Late Effects "Off Treatment"
13. Psychological and Social Effects of Surviving Childhood Cancer, Anna Marsland, Linda Ewing, and Amanda Thompson
14. Neuropsychological Late Effects, Raymond Mulhern and Robert W. Butler
15. Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Growth in Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Parents, Margaret L. Stuber
16. Interventions for Cancer Late Effects and Survivorship, Robert W. Butler and Donna R. Copeland
17. Maximizing School, Academic, and Social Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with Cancer, Ernest Katz and Avi Madan-Swain
Part IV. Palliative Care and End of Life Issues
18. Issues in Palliative Care, David J. Bearison
19. Loss and Grief, Joanna Breyer, Aurora Sanfeliz, Cori E. Cieurzo, and Eugene Meyer
Part V. Prevention of Primary and Secondary Malignancies
20. Genetic Issues, Andrea Farkas Patenaude and Katherine Schneider
21. Smoking Cessation, Vida L. Tyc
22. Health Promotion and Primary Prevention of Cancer, Dawn K. Wilson and Sarah F. Griffin
Part VI. Sickle Cell Disease
23. Biopsychosocial and Developmental Issues Related to Sickle Cell Disease, Kathryn Gustafson, Melanie J. Bonner, Kristina Hardy, and Robert J. Thompson, Jr.
24. Neuropsychological Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease, Jeffrey Schatz and Eve Puffer
25. Psychosocial Adaptation of Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease, Lamia Barakat, Laurie A. Lash, Meredith J. Lutz, and D. Colette Nicolaou
26. Family Systems Issues in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Lamia Barakat, and Rhonda C. Boyd
27. Issues in Pain Management of Sickle Cell Disease, Nicole F. Swain, Monica J. Mitchell, and Scott W. Powers
Part VII. Training, Funding, and Collaborative Endeavors
28. Training in Pediatric Psychosocial Hematology/Oncology, Daniel L. Clay and T. David Elkin
29. Research Opportunities and Collaborative Multi-Site Studies in Psychosocial Hematology/Oncology, Stanley Whitsett, F. Daniel Armstrong, and Brad H. Pollock
Part VIII. A Prospective and Retrospective View of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
30. A Prospective and Retrospective View of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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