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Coping with Pediatric Cancer: Theoretical and Research Perspectives

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses how children who have cancer and their families cope with and adjust to the experience. It considers the problems in defining adequate coping and adjustment reactions given the ... More


Introduction

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Cancer in children is a relatively rare disease, and yet it is the largest non-accidental cause of death of children between the ages of 2 and 16 years. In the past 30 years, the cure rate for ... More


The Role of Empathic Emotions in Caregiving: Caring for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Louis A. Penner, Felicity W. K. Harper, and Terrance L. Albrecht

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0049
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This essay focuses on a particular kind of caregiving--parents caring for children who have pediatric cancer. Pediatric cancer requires extensive and costly involvement from the parents of the ... More


Cancer and Blood Disorders in Childhood: Biopsychosocial-Developmental Issues in Assessment and Treatment

F. Daniel Armstrong

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169850
eISBN:
9780197562192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169850.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Oncology

Cancer, sickle cell disease (SCD), hemophilia, and other blood-related and immunologic disorders represent some of the most complex medical conditions of childhood. All involve a diagnosis that is ... More


Cancer in Children and Young Adults

Elizabeth Welin and Ingrid Ora

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the nutritional aspects of cancer in children and young adults, including treatment and prognosis, incidence and significance of malnutrition (e.g., cachexia), biochemical ... More


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