Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Oncology
The book will help health care professionals who look after children and adolescents with cancer, in dealing with the difficult and complex problems that face the child, his siblings and his parents. It deals with critical issues such as the neuropsychological impact of treatment, (including bone marrow transplantation), pain, quality of life in survivors, palliative care, talking to children and their families about death, and providing support to the dying.
An important part of the book provides tools for evaluation and methods of psychological intervention. It is thus a very practical work for psycho-oncologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and art therapists dealing with the problems that children with cancer have to confront.
- The only recent comprehensive book on the clinical approach to psychosocial problems of children with cancer
- Includes evaluation tools and psychological intervention techniques
- Contributions from both pediatric oncologi sts and psycho-oncologists, highlight the team approach to the treatment of childhood cancers