Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management 2nd Edition
Pediatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of adolescents living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including psychological aspects of particular pediatric cancers and their treatments, how to talk to a child and family at critical times during the disease course, genetic testing, individual, family, educational, psychological and psychiatric interventions, and caring for international patients .
Each chapter highlights the necessity of embracing an interdisciplinary approach to ensure that each child has the best options for living with cancer and, when cure is not possible, that death occurs with as much dignity as possible for the child and family. An extensive resource section is appended to provide information on written, online, video, community, national and international services and programs.
This book features contributions from experts designed to help clinicians review, anticipate and respond to emotional issues that often arise in the context of treating pediatric cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use.
Pediatric Psycho-Oncology is an ideal resource for helping pediatric oncologists and nurses recognize when it may be best to refer patients to their mental health colleagues and for those who are establishing pediatric oncology services or adding psychosocial components to existing clinics.
About the Author
Lori S. Wiener is Director of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program in the Pediatric Oncology Division of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Maryland Pao is the Clinical Director and Chief of the Psychiatry Consultation Service at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Anne E. Kazak is the Director of Psychology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mary Jo Kupst is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Andrea Farkas Patenaude is the Director of Psycho-Oncology Research and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Robert J. Arceci is the Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Director of the Ron Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona