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Pediatric Psycho-oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, 2nd Edition




Pediatric Psycho-oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, 2nd Edition

Shulamith Kreitler (Editor), Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush (Editor), Andrés Martin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-30780-9 July 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 328 Pages



Like the ground-breaking first edition, Pediatric Psycho-oncology, Second edition puts the child at the centre of medical and psychological care.  It broadens the focus beyond treatment and cure to consider the quality of life of the child and their family.  Written by an international group of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho-oncologists brought together by an expert editorial team, it focuses on the real-life practical aspects of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

This edition has been restructured and opens with a major section on Active treatment, which includes chapters addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial aspects of treatment and interventions, art therapy and different fantasy-based techniques, palliative care, communication and education, as well as a new chapter on psychopharmacology. Shorter sections then discuss survivorship and care of the dying child, including a new chapter on bereavement.  The final section comprises new chapters on ethical considerations and on addressing the emotional needs of children whose parents have cancer, as well as a case study on international collaboration.  An appendix provides a comprehensive overview of tools for evaluation and assessment in pediatric psychooncology.

This book is a highly practical resource that will be invaluable for all health care professionals looking after children and adolescents with cancer. 

List of Contributors ix

Foreword xiii
Jimmie Holland

Introduction: Embedding Psychosocial Care in Medicine: Pediatric Psycho-oncology as a Model xv
Gary M. Kupfer

Preface xvii

Part A Active Treatment 1

Chapter 1 Cancer in Children: an Overview 3
Shai Izraeli, Gideon Rechavi

Chapter 2 Comprehensive and Family-Centered Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: Integration of Clinical Practice and Research 7
Lori Wiener, Maryland Pao

Chapter 3 Quality of Life in Children with Cancer 18
Shulamith Kreitler, Michal M. Kreitler

Chapter 4 Pain in Pediatric Oncology 32
Richard D. W. Hain

Chapter 5 Psychiatric Impact of Childhood Cancer 43
Margaret L. Stuber

Chapter 6 Psychosocial Effects of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Children 52
Ronit Elhasid, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush

Chapter 7 Psychosocial Aspects of Radiotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients 62
Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy, Amos Toren

Chapter 8 Communicating with Children: their Understanding, Information Needs, and Processes 71
M. Louise Webster, Jane E. Skeen

Chapter 9 Psychosocial Interventions:a Cognitive Behavioral Approach 92
Bob F. Last, Martha A. Grootenhuis

Chapter 10 Education in Pediatric Oncology: Learning and Reintegration into School 104
Ciporah S. Tadmor, Rivka Rosenkranz, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush

Chapter 11 Psychopharmacology in Pediatric Oncology 118
Elizabeth G. Pinsky, Annah N. Abrams

Chapter 12 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Children with Cancer 135
Subhadra Evans, Laura Cousins, Lonnie Zeltzer

Chapter 13 Fantasy, Art Therapies, and Other Expressive and Creative Psychosocial Interventions 143
Shulamith Kreitler, Daniel Oppenheim, Elsa Segev-Shoham

Chapter 14 Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Cancer 160
Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Lonnie Zeltzer

Part B Survivorship 175

Chapter 15 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Childhood Cancer 177
Matthew C. Hocking, Melissa A. Alderfer

Chapter 16 Survivorship in Childhood Cancer 187
Elena Krivoy, Meriel E.M. Jenney, Amita Mahajan, Monique Peretz Nahum

Part C Death and Bereavement 197

Chapter 17 Care of a Child Dying of Cancer 199
Sergey Postovsky, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush

Chapter 18 Psychological Intervention with the Dying Child 209
Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy

Chapter 19 Providing Support for Families Experiencing the Death of a Child 223
David J. Schonfeld

Part D Additional Considerations 231

Chapter 20 Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Oncology: a Case-Based Psychosocial Overview 233
Ryan W. Blum, Andres S. Martin

Chapter 21 When a Parent has Cancer: Supporting Healthy Child Development During Challenging Times 246
Susan D. Swick, Andres S. Martin, Paula Rauch

Chapter 22 Collaborations in Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: the Middle East as a Case Example 260
Aziza T. Shad, Maria E. McGee, Matthew G. Biel, Michael Silbermann

Part E Appendix 269

Appendix A Assessment Tools in Pediatric Psycho-oncology 271
Dafna Munitz-Shenkar, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler

Appendix B Additional Resources 298

Index 301

“This is a highly practical resource book for health professionals dealing with children and adolescents with cancer . . . There is also a new appendix providing a comprehensive overview and details of research tools in paediatric psycho-oncology.”  (Journal of Analytical Psychology, 1 May 2013)