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Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Daniel Kelly (Editor), Faith Gibson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3094-3
272 pages
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults is a practical guide to cancer care in adolescents and young adults. It considers the impact of diagnosis on individuals, and their families, as well as examining the impact on the health professionals responsible for their care. There are sections focussing on the adolescent’s experience of cancer and ongoing care needs during treatment, and on life after cancer, including rehabilitation and palliative care.

• Builds on the forthcoming NICE guidelines on Supportive Cancer Care for Children & Young People, and recent Department of Health guidelines & policy initiatives
• Adopts an integrated inter-professional approach
• Contains evidence-based contributions from leading professionals in cancer care

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults is an essential resource for all those involved with the provision of care and support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

About the Editors:

Dr Daniel Kelly is Reader in Cancer & Palliative Care, Middlesex University, London.
Dr Faith Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing Research, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College London.

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Introduction .

Daniel Kelly and Faith Gibson.

A Young Person's Experience : Life Before Treatment .

Becky Lofts.

1. Cancer in Adolescence: Incidence and Policy Issues .

Jeremy Whelan and Lorna Fern.

2. The Physical and Emotional Impact of Cancer in.

Adolescents and Young Adults .

Daniel Kelly.

3. The Impact of Cancer on Parents and Families .

Anne Grinyer.

4. The Impact of Adolescent Cancer on Healthcare Professionals .

Susie Pearce.

A Young Person's Experience : Life During Treatment .

Kelly Denver.

5. Supportive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults.

During Cancer Treatment .

J. Neale Hanvey and Alison Finch.

6. Getting on With Life During Treatment .

Roberta Woodgate.

7. End of Treatment Issues: Looking to the Future .

Nelia Langeveld and Julia Arbuckle.

A Young Person's Experience : Life After Treatment.

or Chemotherapy Saves the Lost Boy .

Alan Pitcairn.

8. Long-term Effects of Cancer Treatment .

Gill Levitt and Debra Eshelman.

9. Palliation and End of Life Care Issues .

Maggie Bisset, Sue Hutton, and Daniel Kelly.

10. Building a Culture of Participation: Young People's Involvement.

in Research .

Faith Gibson.

11. Developing an Integrated Approach to the Care of Adolescents.

and Young Adults with Cancer .

Daniel Kelly and Faith Gibson.

Useful Contacts .

Index
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Dr Daniel Kelly is Reader in Cancer & Palliative Care, Middlesex University, London.

Dr Faith Gibson is Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing Research, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and King's College London.
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* Focus on care of adolescents and young adults with cancer
* Builds on national NICE and DH guidelines
* Adopts an integrated inter-professional approach
* Examines the effects of treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care
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"Each section [of the book] gives a voice to young people, beginning with their experiences of cancer. It looks at the impacts of adolescent cancer on healthcare professionals, an area that is often neglected." (Nursing Standard, March 2009)

"It was about time somebody wrote down all the things that really matter and all the things that people working in this highly specialised field really need to know. And this is it! Kelly and Gibson have pulled together the most comprehensive reference book you could ask for. It should be prominent on the shelf of everyone working or training in the field of cancer care with young people and their families. It's all here, it's all readable and its all useful. Fantastic!"
Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Teenage Cancer Trust

"Speaking as a parent this book has made very interesting reading. I wish I had had the opportunity to have read this book whilst my son was actually on treatment, so much makes sense and so much is explained. It really showed what is "normal " behaviour of a teenager with cancer and that is so reassuring to read. There are many lines of the book that rang home as being so true. For example the view of the 17 year old who said that one had to 'get through life', not over it, getting on with life, normal life."
Ginny Macintyre, Parent

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