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

Hardcover | April 20, 2006

EditorRonald T. Brown

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

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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 pediatric psychosocial oncology. This important volume fulfills the clear need for an up-to-date,comprehensive handbook for practitioners that delinea...

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 infant...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 6.89 × 10.12 × 1.3 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Introduction1. Ronald T. Brown: Introduction: Why the Need for a Comprehensive Handbook on Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology/Hematology2. F. Daniel Armstrong: Cancer and Blood Disorders in Childhood: Biopsychosocial Developmental Issues in Assesment and TreatmentPart II. The Cancer Experience "On Treatment"3. Mary Jo Kupst and Kristin Bingen: Stress and Coping in the Pediatric Cancer Experience4. Melissa Alderfer and Anne E. Kazak: Familial Issues When a Child is on Treatment for Cancer5. Sean Phipps: Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Stem Cell Transplantation6. Bernard Fuemmeler, Larry Mullins, and Melissa Y. Carpenter: Peer, Friendship Issues and Emotional Well-Being7. Paola Conte and Gary Walco: Pain and Procedure Management8. Michael Rapoff, Ph.D., Anne McGrath, and Stephen Smith: Adherence to Treatment Demands9. Rachel B. Levi: Quality of Life in Childhood Cancer: Meaning, Methods and Missing Pieces10. Cynthia Myers, Margaret Stuber, and Lonnie Zeltzer: Spirituality, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine11. Celia Fisher and Jessica K. Masty: A Goodness-of-Fit Ethic for Informed Consent to Pediatric Cancer Patients12. Ollie Jane Z. Sahler, Diane Fairclough, Ernest Katz, James Varni, Sean Phipps, Raymond Mulhern, Michael J. Dolgin, Donna R. Copeland, and W. Lewis Johnson: Problem-Solving Skills for Mothers of Children with Newly Diagnosed CancerPart III. Cancer Late Effects "Off Treatment"13. Anna Marsland, Linda Ewing, and Amanda Thompson: Psychological and Social Effects of Surviving Childhood Cancer14. Raymond Mulhern and Robert W. Butler: Neuropsychological Late Effects15. Margaret L. Stuber: Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Growth in Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Parents16. Robert W. Butler and Donna R. Copeland: Interventions for Cancer Late Effects and Survivorship17. Ernest Katz and Avi Madan-Swain: Maximizing School, Academic, and Social Outcomes in Children and Adolescents with CancerPart IV. Palliative Care and End of Life Issues18. David J. Bearison: Issues in Palliative Care19. Joanna Breyer, Aurora Sanfeliz, Cori E. Cieurzo, and Eugene Meyer: Loss and GriefPart V. Prevention of Primary and Secondary Malignancies20. Andrea Farkas Patenaude and Katherine Schneider: Genetic Issues21. Vida L. Tyc: Smoking Cessation22. Dawn K. Wilson and Sarah F. Griffin: Health Promotion and Primary Prevention of CancerPart VI. Sickle Cell Disease23. Kathryn Gustafson, Melanie J. Bonner, Kristina Hardy, and Robert J. Thompson, Jr.: Biopsychosocial and Developmental Issues Related to Sickle Cell Disease24. Jeffrey Schatz and Eve Puffer: Neuropsychological Aspects of Sickle Cell Disease25. Lamia Barakat, Laurie A. Lash, Meredith J. Lutz, and D. Colette Nicolaou: Psychosocial Adaptation of Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease26. Jerilynn Radcliffe, Lamia Barakat, and Rhonda C. Boyd: Family Systems Issues in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease27. Nicole F. Swain, Monica J. Mitchell, and Scott W. Powers: Issues in Pain Management of Sickle Cell DiseasePart VII. Training, Funding, and Collaborative Endeavors28. Daniel L. Clay and T. David Elkin: Training in Pediatric Psychosocial Hematology/Oncology29. Stanley Whitsett, F. Daniel Armstrong, and Brad H. Pollock: Research Opportunities and Collaborative Multi-Site Studies in Psychosocial Hematology/OncologyPart VIII. A Prospective and Retrospective View of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology30. A Prospective and Retrospective View of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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"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."--sycCRITIQUES