Like the ground-breaking first edition, Pediatric Psycho-oncology, Second edition puts the child at the centre of medical and psychological care. It broadens the focus beyond treatment and cure to consider the quality of life of the child and their family. Written by an international group of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho-oncologists brought together by an expert editorial team, it focuses on the real-life practical aspects of children undergoing treatment for cancer. This edition has been restructured and opens with a major section on Active treatment, which includes chapters addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial aspects of treatment and interventions, art therapy and different fantasy-based techniques, palliative care, communication and education, as well as a new chapter on psychopharmacology. Shorter sections then discuss survivorship and care of the dying child, including a new chapter on bereavement. The final section comprises new chapters on ethical considerations and on addressing the emotional needs of children whose parents have cancer, as well as a case study on international collaboration.
An appendix provides a comprehensive overview of tools for evaluation and assessment in pediatric psychooncology. This book is a highly practical resource that will be invaluable for all health care professionals looking after children and adolescents with cancer.
List of Contributors ix Foreword xiii Jimmie Holland Introduction: Embedding Psychosocial Care in Medicine: Pediatric Psycho-oncology as a Model xv Gary M. Kupfer Preface xvii Part A Active Treatment 1 Chapter 1 Cancer in Children: an Overview 3 Shai Izraeli, Gideon Rechavi Chapter 2 Comprehensive and Family-Centered Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: Integration of Clinical Practice and Research 7 Lori Wiener, Maryland Pao Chapter 3 Quality of Life in Children with Cancer 18 Shulamith Kreitler, Michal M. Kreitler Chapter 4 Pain in Pediatric Oncology 32 Richard D. W. Hain Chapter 5 Psychiatric Impact of Childhood Cancer 43 Margaret L. Stuber Chapter 6 Psychosocial Effects of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Children 52 Ronit Elhasid, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Chapter 7 Psychosocial Aspects of Radiotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients 62 Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy, Amos Toren Chapter 8 Communicating with Children: their Understanding, Information Needs, and Processes 71 M. Louise Webster, Jane E. Skeen Chapter 9 Psychosocial Interventions:a Cognitive Behavioral Approach 92 Bob F. Last, Martha A. Grootenhuis Chapter 10 Education in Pediatric Oncology: Learning and Reintegration into School 104 Ciporah S. Tadmor, Rivka Rosenkranz, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Chapter 11 Psychopharmacology in Pediatric Oncology 118 Elizabeth G. Pinsky, Annah N. Abrams Chapter 12 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Children with Cancer 135 Subhadra Evans, Laura Cousins, Lonnie Zeltzer Chapter 13 Fantasy, Art Therapies, and Other Expressive and Creative Psychosocial Interventions 143 Shulamith Kreitler, Daniel Oppenheim, Elsa Segev-Shoham Chapter 14 Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Cancer 160 Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, Lonnie Zeltzer Part B Survivorship 175 Chapter 15 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Childhood Cancer 177 Matthew C. Hocking, Melissa A. Alderfer Chapter 16 Survivorship in Childhood Cancer 187 Elena Krivoy, Meriel E.M. Jenney, Amita Mahajan, Monique Peretz Nahum Part C Death and Bereavement 197 Chapter 17 Care of a Child Dying of Cancer 199 Sergey Postovsky, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Chapter 18 Psychological Intervention with the Dying Child 209 Shulamith Kreitler, Elena Krivoy Chapter 19 Providing Support for Families Experiencing the Death of a Child 223 David J. Schonfeld Part D Additional Considerations 231 Chapter 20 Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Oncology: a Case-Based Psychosocial Overview 233 Ryan W. Blum, Andres S. Martin Chapter 21 When a Parent has Cancer: Supporting Healthy Child Development During Challenging Times 246 Susan D. Swick, Andres S. Martin, Paula Rauch Chapter 22 Collaborations in Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: the Middle East as a Case Example 260 Aziza T. Shad, Maria E. McGee, Matthew G. Biel, Michael Silbermann Part E Appendix 269 Appendix A Assessment Tools in Pediatric Psycho-oncology 271 Dafna Munitz-Shenkar, Michal M. Kreitler, Shulamith Kreitler Appendix B Additional Resources 298 Index 301