The 2nd Edition of the handbook, Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management, by Oxford Press, 2015 fills an important niche, as it provides practical hands-on information on many aspects of psychological and psychiatric aspects of pediatric oncology care. It is organized with sections addressing specific clinical questions ranging from talking with children and adolescents to educational planning, from pain management to palliative care and from psychiatric emergencies to medications for anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Written by 62 pediatric medical and psychosocial oncology experts from over 30 Institutions, the Quick Reference book is targeted towards pediatric oncology medical and nursing staff, but we anticipate that it will be a valuable teaching tool for psychosocial staff as well. We hope that hematology-oncology fellows and other multidisciplinary trainees will find this book useful in their care of children with cancer.
Lori S. Wiener, Maryland Pao, Anne E. Kazak, Mary Jo Kupst, Andrea Farkas Patenaude and Robert J. Arceci (Eds). Quick Reference for Pediatric Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2015.