Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer by David J. BearisonPediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer by David J. Bearison

Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

EditorDavid J. Bearison, Raymond K. Mulhern

Hardcover | May 1, 1994

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Twenty to thirty years ago, the prognosis for children with cancer was dismal. Since then, remarkable advances in the treatment of childhood cancers have resulted in overall cure rates of 60 percent. In response to these improved prognoses, psychological frontiers of patient care and clinicalresearch have evolved. Psychologists as well as mental health professionals from other disciplines are now routinely included in medical treatment planning and patient care. Psychosocial interventions with pediatric cancer patients and their families are guided by an increasingly sophisticated bodyof research findings that enhance their quality of life. With contributions from nationally recognized clinicians and researchers, this volume addresses the wide range of psychological issues inherent in pediatric oncology, including coping with pediatric cancer, pain and symptom management,medication compliance, neuropsychological effects of disease and therapy, sibling and family relations, bereavement, and care of the dying child. Each author carefully defines his or her research area, discusses theoretical and methodological concerns, critically reviews and integrates researchfindings, and discusses unresolved issues as well as future directions for research. This balanced and comprehensive overview of pediatric psychooncology is essential reading for all those interested in the treatment of children diagnosed with cancer.
David J. Bearison is at City University of New York. Raymond K. Mulhern is at University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Title:Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with CancerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

D.J. Bearison and R.K. Mulhern: Introduction1. L. Granowetter: Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview2. M.J. Kupst: Coping with Pediatric Cancer: Theoretical and Research Perspectives3. L. Zeltzer: Pain and Symptom Management4. D.J. Bearison: Medication Compliance in Pediatric Oncology5. R.K. Mulhern: Neuropsychological Late Effects6. P.J. Carpenter and C. LeVant: Sibling and Family Relations7. S. Phipps: Bone Marrow Transplantation8. A.E. Kazak: Implications of Survival: Pediatric Oncology Patients and their Families9. I. Martinson and D. Papaatou: Care of the Dying Child and the Bereaved10. R.K. Mulhern and D.J. Bearison: Future Directions in Pediatric PsychooncologyAuthor IndexSubject Index

Editorial Reviews

". . . this book is both timely and valuable. Its organization affords the reader the opportunity to read it cover-to-cover or to select topics of interest. . . . this book belongs in the library of all who work in pediatric oncology. Researchers and clinicians alike [will] benefit from theup-to-date reviews, critiques and suggestion for interventions provided by the pioneers in this emerging field." --Patricia L. Dobkin in Journal of Health Psychology