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pocket-size handbook contains essential information that pediatric
oncology clinicians should have to address the psychosocial
needs of their
patients and patients' families by defining the psychiatric,
psychological, social and spiritual issues related
to pediatric cancer survivorship.
This is a "must have" for
the engaged pediatric oncology practitioner, regardless
of discipline. We are all painfully aware, albeit
it at different levels, that the impact of cancer
threatens the psychological, behavioral, and social
domains of children and their families with nearly
the same vengeance as it impacts the child's physical
health. Early recognition and intervention within
the context of family centered care may reduce or
even prevent a lifetime of suffering. Consider this
handbook a possible lifeline.
Gregory H. Reaman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Chair, Children's Oncology Group (COG)
This indispensable reference covers a range of topics essential to
the comprehensive management of pediatric oncology patients and their
families. It would be my wish to see this handbook also being used
outside the borders of the United States, as it will serve as a uniquely
practical resource for physicians, nurses and other members of the
pediatric oncology treatment team, both trainees and experienced
clinicians, covering all aspects involved all around the world.
Professor R. Maarten Egeler, MD, PhD
President, International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
Leiden University Medical Center
Director Immunology, Hematology, Oncology,
Bone Marrow Transplantation, Auto-immune diseases
Department of Pediatrics, LEIDEN - The Netherlands
The editors seem to have thought of everything and have packed clear content on all the essentials into this easy-to-carry pocket compendium.
— Review in Psycho-Oncology. Read entire review.
Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP
School of Health Sciences
Boston, MA, USA
This reference goes beyond defining the problems and
issues to offer the best practical interventions easily
accessible in tables, figures
and concise guidelines:
Written by 54 experts in pediatric psychosocial oncology. Download
Handbook Flier, including a list of
Simple chapter structure
is designed for quick access to information in clinical settings.
practical information is quickly accessible in
tables and figures throughout the handbook.
describing problems unique to each type of cancer aid clinicians
in tailoring their approach to a particular
Including information relevant for adolescents and survivors transitioning
to adult care.
pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
outline treatment options and indicate when
a referral to a psychiatrist, therapist or
other resource may be needed.
Numerous cross-references and a full Index make this
concise reference easy to use.
References to current research
facilitate further exploration of the psychosocial
dimension of pediatric oncology for a more
complete approach to patient care.
Lori S. Wiener, PhD, National Cancer Institute — Senior Editor
Maryland Pao, MD, National Institute of Mental Health — Senior Editor
Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Mary Jo Kupst, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jimmie C. Holland, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center —
Funded in part by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company, which had no control over its content.
Funded in part by a generous anonymous grant.
Funded in part by a grant from the Jeffrey Virostek Memorial Fund.
The research for this handbook was supported in part by the Intramural Research Programs of the NIH, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research and the National Institutes of Mental Health.