Pediatric Psycho–oncology. Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2222131
  • Book
  • 328 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Like the ground–breaking first edition, Pediatric Psycho–oncology, Second edition puts the child at the centre of medical and psychological care.  It broadens the focus beyond treatment and cure to consider the quality of life of the child and their family.  Written by an international group of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho–oncologists brought together by an expert editorial team, it focuses on the real–life practical aspects of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

This edition has been restructured and opens with a major section on Active treatment, which includes chapters addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial aspects of treatment and interventions, art therapy and different fantasy–based techniques, palliative care, communication and education, as well as a new chapter on psychopharmacology. Shorter sections then discuss survivorship and care of the dying child, including a new chapter on bereavement.  The final section comprises new chapters on ethical considerations and on addressing the emotional needs of children whose parents have cancer, as well as a case study on international collaboration.  An appendix provides a comprehensive overview of tools for evaluation and assessment in pediatric psychooncology.

This book is a highly practical resource that will be invaluable for all health care professionals looking after children and adolescents with cancer. 

Praise for the first edition:

" a welcome addition to the field I highly recommend it to all health care professionals involved in the treatment of childhood cancer patients." (Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2004)

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List of Contributors ix

Foreword xiiiJimmie Holland

Introduction: Embedding Psychosocial Care in Medicine: Pediatric Psycho–oncology as a Model xvGary M. Kupfer

Preface xvii

Part A Active Treatment 1

Chapter 1 Cancer in Children: an Overview 3Shai Izraeli, Gideon Rechavi

Chapter 2 Comprehensive and Family–Centered Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: Integration of Clinical Practice and Research 7Lori Wiener, Maryland Pao

Chapter 3 Quality of Life in Children with Cancer 18Shulamith Kreitler, Michal M. Kreitler

Chapter 4 Pain in Pediatric Oncology 32Richard D. W. Hain

Chapter 5 Psychiatric Impact of Childhood Cancer 43Margaret L. Stuber

Chapter 6 Psychosocial Effects of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Children 52Ronit Elhasid, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler, Myriam Weyl Ben–Arush

Chapter 7 Psychosocial Aspects of Radiotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients 62Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy, Amos Toren

Chapter 8 Communicating with Children: their Understanding, Information Needs, and Processes 71M. Louise Webster, Jane E. Skeen

Chapter 9 Psychosocial Interventions:a Cognitive Behavioral Approach 92Bob F. Last, Martha A. Grootenhuis

Chapter 10 Education in Pediatric Oncology: Learning and Reintegration into School 104Ciporah S. Tadmor, Rivka Rosenkranz, Myriam Weyl Ben–Arush

Chapter 11 Psychopharmacology in Pediatric Oncology 118Elizabeth G. Pinsky, Annah N. Abrams

Chapter 12 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Children with Cancer 135Subhadra Evans, Laura Cousins, Lonnie Zeltzer

Chapter 13 Fantasy, Art Therapies, and Other Expressive and Creative Psychosocial Interventions 143Shulamith Kreitler, Daniel Oppenheim, Elsa Segev–Shoham

Chapter 14 Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Cancer 160Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Lonnie Zeltzer

Part B Survivorship 175

Chapter 15 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Childhood Cancer 177Matthew C. Hocking, Melissa A. Alderfer

Chapter 16 Survivorship in Childhood Cancer 187Elena Krivoy, Meriel E.M. Jenney, Amita Mahajan, Monique Peretz Nahum

Part C Death and Bereavement 197

Chapter 17 Care of a Child Dying of Cancer 199Sergey Postovsky, Myriam Weyl Ben–Arush

Chapter 18 Psychological Intervention with the Dying Child 209Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy

Chapter 19 Providing Support for Families Experiencing the Death of a Child 223David J. Schonfeld

Part D Additional Considerations 231

Chapter 20 Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Oncology: a Case–Based Psychosocial Overview 233Ryan W. Blum, Andres S. Martin

Chapter 21 When a Parent has Cancer: Supporting Healthy Child Development During Challenging Times 246Susan D. Swick, Andres S. Martin, Paula Rauch

Chapter 22 Collaborations in Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: the Middle East as a Case Example 260Aziza T. Shad, Maria E. McGee, Matthew G. Biel, Michael Silbermann

Part E Appendix 269

Appendix A Assessment Tools in Pediatric Psycho–oncology 271Dafna Munitz–Shenkar, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler

Appendix B Additional Resources 298

Index 301

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Shulamith Kreitler
Myriam Weyl Ben–Arush
Andrés Martin
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