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Title Palliative care in pediatric oncology / Joanne Wolfe, Barbara L. Jones, Ulrika Kreicbergs, Momcilo Jankovic, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Pediatric oncology
Pediatric oncology (Series)
Contents Epidemiology of suffering in childhood cancer -- Impact of cancer on the child, parents, siblings and community.- The interdisciplinary oncology team and the role palliative care consultation.- Communication in pediatric palliative oncology -- The relationship between cancer-directed therapy and the pediatric oncology experience -- Easing physical distress -- Easing psychological distress -- Easing existential distress -- Easing social distress -- Care at the end of life -- Family bereavement Care -- Easing clinician distress
Summary This textbook is the first to focus on comprehensive interdisciplinary care approaches aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of children with cancer and their families throughout the illness experience. Among the topics addressed are the epidemiology of pediatric cancer distress, including physical, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions; the role of the interdisciplinary team; communication and advance care planning; symptom prevention and management; care at the end of life; family bereavement care; and approaches to ease clinician distress. The contributing authors are true experts and provide guidance based on the highest available level of evidence in the field. The book has not only an interdisciplinary but also an international perspective; it will appeal globally to all clinicians caring for children with cancer, including physicians, nurses, psychosocial clinicians, and chaplains, among others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Cancer -- Palliative treatment.
Tumors in children.
Form Electronic book
Author Jankovic, Momcilo, editor
Jones, Barbara L., editor
Kreicbergs, Ulrika, editor
Wolfe, Joanne, editor
ISBN 3319613901
331961391X (electronic bk.)
9783319613918 (electronic bk.)