Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease
Over recent decades, tremendous advances in the prevention, medical treatment, and quality of life issues in children and adolescents surviving cancer have spawned a host of research on paediatric psychosocial oncology. This important volume fulfills the clear need for an up-to-date, comprehensive handbook for practitioners that delineates the most recent research in the field - the first of its kind in a decade. Over 60 renowned authors have been assembled to provide a thorough presentation of state-of-the-art research and literature, with topics including: *Neuropsychological effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy *Bone marrow transplant *Important issues about quality of life during and following treatment *Collaborative research among child-focused psychologists *Standards of psychological care for children and adolescents *Stress and coping in the paediatric cancer experience *The role of family and peer relationships The Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease represents both multidisciplinary and international efforts, an alliance between physicians and parents, and a combination of research and service.
With a wealth of information of great interest to patients and their families, this volume will also be a welcome resource to the psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, oncologists, nurses, and social workers who confront these issues as they help children and their families through the treatment, recovery and grieving process.