Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease

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

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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 paediatric 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 a decade. Over 60 renowned authors have been assembled to provide a thorough presentation of state-of-the-art research and literature, with topics including: *Neuropsychological effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy *Bone marrow transplant *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 paediatric 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, paediatricians, oncologists, nurses, and social workers who confront these issues as they help children and their families through the treatment, recovery and grieving process.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 175.3 x 251.5 x 38.1mm | 1,224.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 19 line illustrations
  • 0195169859
  • 9780195169850

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"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."-- sycCRITIQUESshow more

About Ronald T. Brown

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.show more

Table of contents

I INTRODUCTION ; 1. Why a Comprehensive Handbook on Paediatric Psychosocial Oncology/Hematology ; 2. Cancer and Blood Disorders in Childhood: Biopsychosocial-Developmental Issues in Assessment and Treatment ; II THE CANCER EXPERIENCE "ON TREATMENT" ; 3. Stress and Coping in the Pediatric Cancer Experience ; 4. Family Issues When a Child Is on Treatment for Cancer ; 5. Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Stem Cell Transplantation ; 6. Peer, Friendship Issues and Emotional Well-Being ; 7. Pain and Procedure Management ; 8. Adherence to Treatment Demands ; 9. Quality of Life in Childhood Cancer: Meaning, Methods, and Missing Pieces ; 10. Spirituality and Complementary and Alternative Medicine ; 11. A Goodness-of-Fit Ethic for Informed Consent to Pediatric Cancer Research ; 12. Problem-Solving Skills for Mothers of Children With Newly Diagnosed Cancer ; III CANCER LATE EFFECTS "OFF TREATMENT" ; 13. Psychological and Social Effects of Surviving Childhood Cancer ; 14. Neuropsychological Late Effects ; 15. Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth in Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Parents ; 16. Interventions for Cancer Late Effects and Survivorship ; 17. Maximizing School, Academic and Social Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with Cancer ; IV PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE ISSUES ; 18. Issues in Palliative Care ; 19. Loss and Grief ; V PREVENTION OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MALIGNANCIES ; 20. Genetic Issues ; 21. Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use and Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke ; 22. Health Promotion and Primary Prevention of Cancer ; VI SICKLE CELL DISEASE ; 23. Biopsychosocial and Developmental Issues Related to Sickle Cell Disease ; 24. Neuropsychological Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease ; 25. Psychosocial Adaption of Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease ; 26. Family Systems in Paediatric Sickle Cell Disease ; 27. Pain Management of Sickle Cell Disease ; VII TRAINING, FUNDING AND COLLABORATIVE ENDEVOURS ; 28. Training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology ; 29. Research Opportunities and Collaborative Multisite Studies in Psychosocial Hemotology/Oncology ; VIII PROSPECTIVE AND RETROSPECTIVE VIEW OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY ; 30. A Prospective and Retrospective View of Pediatric Hematology/Oncologyshow more

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