This textbook walks clinicians through the psychosocial issues and challenges faced by children and adolescents with cancer and their families. Through a developmental lens, the text provides guidance and resources that will enable clinicians to understand the physical and emotional impact of the disease from diagnosis onwards, to work with families in distress, and to diagnose and treat a range of behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric issues. The book also addresses the burgeoning fields of social media, complementary therapies, palliative care, and survivorship. Among the variety of useful resources supplied are assessment tools, websites, and additional reading materials.
A.N. Abrams, A.C. Muriel, L. Wiener (Eds.) Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care. New York, NY, Springer International Publishing, 2016, 409 pp