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Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

Abstract

As the practice of pediatric oncology continues to advance and prognoses continue to improve, the course of treatment for children with poor prognoses becomes more biologically aggressive, more stressful, and more uncertain. Even for children who cannot be cured, new treatments have prolonged the survival of those with active disease and, consequently, medical interventions have complicated the dying process. For those who are cured, there are the lingering uncertainties of having undergone medical regimens whose adverse late effects are not yet fully understood. Consequently the field of pedi ... More

Keywords: pediatric oncology, treatment, dying, psychological issues, pain management, symptom management, medication compliance, sibling relations, family relations, clinical setting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195079319
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Bearison, editor
The Graduate School of the City University of New York

Raymond K. Mulhern, editor
University of Tennessee College of Medicine

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