Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell by Ronald T. Brown

By Ronald T. Brown

Over contemporary many years, great advances within the prevention, clinical remedy, and caliber of existence concerns in teenagers and youngsters surviving melanoma have spawned a bunch of study on pediatric psychosocial oncology. this significant quantity fulfills the transparent desire for an up to date, accomplished instruction manual for practitioners that delineates the latest examine within the field--the first of its type in over a decade. Over 60 popular authors were assembled to supply an intensive presentation of the state-of-the paintings learn and literature, with themes together with: -Neuropsychological results of chemotherapy and radiation treatment -Bone marrow transplantation -Important matters approximately caliber of existence in the course of and following therapy -Collaborative examine between child-focused psychologists -Standards of mental deal with young ones and teens -Stress and coping within the pediatric melanoma adventure -The position of kin and peer relationships The finished guide of youth melanoma and Sickle cellphone Disease represents either multidisciplinary and foreign efforts, an alliance among physicians and fogeys, and a mix of study and repair. With a wealth of data of significant curiosity to sufferers and their households, this quantity can be a welcome source to the psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, oncologists, nurses, and social employees who confront those concerns as they assist teenagers and their households in the course of the remedy, restoration, and grieving techniques.

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Third, many of the symptoms of SCD occur in a very public and cultural context, and the way these symptoms are viewed and treated may be affected by the cultural context. One such context 28 Introduction is ethnic and racial. SCD occurs predominantly in individuals of African heritage in the United States, and issues ranging from access to care to acceptance and trust may determine at least a part of any child’s experience with the disease (Christian & Barbarin, 2001). A second context is pain.

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Interventions for late neurocognitive effects of cancer involving the CNS are beginning to address the needs of survivors (Butler, 1998; S. J. , 2001), but we need to apply our biopsychosocial-developmental model of cognitive late effects to the development of strategies to prevent these difficulties in the next generation of survivors. This may involve changes in the way that these cancers are treated or providing aggressive early intervention to offset the developmental process that results from CNS treatment.

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