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Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Approach

key information

source: Oxford University Press, USA

year: 2006

authors: Dr. Ronald T. Brown

summary/abstract:

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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