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Counselling Children with Chronic Medical Conditions

ISBN: 978-1-85433-241-7
240 pages
April 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book explores the child's understanding of their body and illness. How to communicate with children, prepare them for treatment and tackle problems relating to the child's care are covered in depth.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Foreword (Dr. Gillian Baird).

Preface to the series.

1. Introduction.

2. Adapting to Illness.

3. The Child's Experience.

4. The Social World of the Child.

5. The Aims and Process of Helping.

6. Engaging the Child.

7. Exploring the Child's Experiences and Understanding.

8. Giving Information.

9. Specific Strategies for Helping.

10. Communicating About Death and Dying.

11. Final remarks.

Appendix A. A Relaxation Exercise.

Appendix B,. Books for Children.

Appendix C. Organizations and agencies - UK.

Appendix D. Organizations and agencies - North America.



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Author Information

Melinda Edwards is Principal Clinical Psychologist at the Bloomfield Child and Adolescent Clinic, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
Hilton Davis is Professor of Child Health Psychology at the United Medical and Dental Schools at Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
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