Pediatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of adolescents living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including psychological aspects of particular pediatric cancers and their treatments, how to talk to a child and family at critical times during the disease course, genetic testing, individual, family, educational, psychological and psychiatric interventions, and caring for international patients . Each chapter highlights the necessity of embracing an interdisciplinary approach to ensure that each child has the best options for living with cancer and, when cure is not possible, that death occurs with as much dignity as possible for the child and family. An extensive resource section is appended to provide information on written, online, video, community, national and international services and programs. This book features contributions from experts designed to help clinicians review, anticipate and respond to emotional issues that often arise in the context of treating pediatric cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use. Pediatric Psycho-Oncology is an ideal resource for helping pediatric oncologists and nurses recognize when it may be best to refer patients to their mental health colleagues and for those who are establishing pediatric oncology services or adding psychosocial components to existing clinics.
Table of Contents
Section I. Cancers of Childhood
1. Leukemias and Lymphomas
3. Wilms Tumor
5. Sarcomas and other Solid Tumors
6. Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Section II. Hereditary Cancers
7. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
8. Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Cancer in Childhood
9. Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
Section III. Specific Symptom Management
10. Nausea, Vomiting, Anorexia and Fatigue
12. Anxiety and Depression
13. Fertility and Sexuality
14. Psychiatric Emergencies
Section IV. Treatment Issues and Interventions
15. Medical Aspects of Transplantation
16. Psychosocial Issues for Transplant Patients and Donors
17. Medication Adherence
18. Cognitive Sequelae of Cancer Treatment
19. Psychotherapeutic Interventions
20. Electronic Interventions
21. Integrative Oncology
Section V. Communication and Supportive Care Considerations
22. Talking to Children and Adolescents about Cancer
23. Coping with Pediatric Cancer
24. Impact of Cancer on Family and Siblings
25. Special Considerations in Working with Families
26. Spiritual and Religious Considerations
27. School and Peer Relationships
28. School and Academic Planning
Section VI. Special Issues in Pediatric Oncology
29. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Oncology
30. Integrating Palliative Care
31. Caring for International Patients
32. Social Media and Healthcare
33. Pediatric Cancer Survivors: Moving Beyond Cure
Appendix: Health-related Quality of Life in Pediatric Oncology
Lori S. Wiener is Director of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program in the Pediatric Oncology Division of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Maryland Pao is the Clinical Director and Chief of the Psychiatry Consultation Service at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Anne E. Kazak is the Director of Psychology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mary Jo Kupst is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Andrea Farkas Patenaude is the Director of Psycho-Oncology Research and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Robert J. Arceci is the Director of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Director of the Ron Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children's Hospital and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona