Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer / Edition 1

Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer / Edition 1

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Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer / Edition 1

Twenty to thirty years ago, the prognosis for children with cancer was dismal. Since then, remarkable advances in the treatment of childhood cancers have resulted in overall cure rates of 60 percent. In response to these improved prognoses, psychological frontiers of patient care and clinical research have evolved. Psychologists as well as mental health professionals from other disciplines are now routinely included in medical treatment planning and patient care. Psychosocial interventions with pediatric cancer patients and their families are guided by an increasingly sophisticated body of research findings that enhance their quality of life. With contributions from nationally recognized clinicians and researchers, this volume addresses the wide range of psychological issues inherent in pediatric oncology,
including coping with pediatric cancer, pain and symptom management,
medication compliance, neuropsychological effects of disease and therapy, sibling and family relations, bereavement, and care of the dying child. Each author carefully defines his or her research area,
discusses theoretical and methodological concerns, critically reviews and integrates research findings, and discusses unresolved issues as well as future directions for research. This balanced and comprehensive overview of pediatric psychooncology is essential reading for all those interested in the treatment of children diagnosed with cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195079319
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/28/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, D.J. Bearison and R.K. Mulhern
1. Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview, L. Granowetter
2. Coping with Pediatric Cancer: Theoretical and Research Perspectives, M.J. Kupst
3. Pain and Symptom Management, L. Zeltzer
4. Medication Compliance in Pediatric Oncology, D.J. Bearison
5. Neuropsychological Late Effects, R.K. Mulhern
6. Sibling and Family Relations, P.J. Carpenter and C. LeVant
7. Bone Marrow Transplantation, S. Phipps
8. Implications of Survival: Pediatric Oncology Patients and their Families, A.E. Kazak
9. Care of the Dying Child and the Bereaved, I. Martinson and D. Papaatou
10. Future Directions in Pediatric Psychooncology, R.K. Mulhern and D.J. Bearison
Author Index
Subject Index

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Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have met this man and I think he is a very strange individual. He is the last person to tell caring doctors how they should treat patients or how they should interact with patients. Doctors are doing just fine without him. Maybe there should be more strict professional standards for psychologists -- we would then see fewer authors like Dr. Bearison. I give the book two or three stars, but the man belongs very far away from terminally ill patients and their dedicated physicians.