Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care

  • Annah N. Abrams
  • Anna C. Muriel
  • Lori Wiener

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sarah R. Brand, Sarah Tarquini, Jennifer W. Mack
    Pages 7-23
  3. Cheryl Rodgers, Janice Withycombe, Marilyn Hockenberry
    Pages 25-50
  4. Anne E. Kazak, Stephen DiDonato, Stephanie J. Schneider, Ahna L. H. Pai
    Pages 51-65
  5. Mary Jo Kupst, Andrea Farkas Patenaude
    Pages 67-79
  6. Larry L. Mullins, Alayna P. Tackett, Kristina I. Suorsa
    Pages 81-105
  7. Caroline H. Armington, Heather E. Peach, Stephanie Hopkinson
    Pages 107-117
  8. Julia Kearney, Abraham S. Bartell, Maryland Pao
    Pages 119-141
  9. Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Christina G. Salley, Vicky Lehmann
    Pages 143-155
  10. Sunita K. Patel, Fiona Schulte, Natalie C. Kelly, Amii C. Steele
    Pages 157-174
  11. Christine L. Trask, Catherine C. Peterson
    Pages 175-198
  12. Brad Zebrack, Sheila Judge Santacroce, Pandora Patterson, Alexandra Gubin
    Pages 199-217
  13. Abby R. Rosenberg, Joanne Wolfe, Barbara L. Jones
    Pages 243-263
  14. Cori C. Liptak, Candice Chow, Eric S. Zhou, Christopher J. Recklitis
    Pages 265-289
  15. Olle Jane Z. Sahler, Hilary McClafferty, Marilyn A. Rosen
    Pages 291-305
  16. Daniel Benedetti, Jennifer C. Kesselheim
    Pages 307-326
  17. Reverend Kathleen Ennis-Durstine, Reverend Mark Brown
    Pages 327-337
  18. Cynthia W. Karlson, Tonya M. Palermo
    Pages 351-365
  19. Barbara L. Jones, Stacy S. Remke
    Pages 367-377
  20. Victoria A. Sardi-Brown, Peter J. Brown
    Pages 379-385
  21. Sandra E. Smith, Ruth I. Hoffman
    Pages 391-396
  22. Sima Zadeh, Mitch Golant, Farya Phillips, Barbara L. Jones
    Pages 397-409

About this book


This textbook walks clinicians through the psychosocial issues and challenges faced by children and adolescents with cancer and their families. Through a developmental lens, the text provides guidance and resources that will enable clinicians to understand the physical and emotional impact of the disease from diagnosis onwards, to work with families in distress, and to diagnose and treat a range of behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric issues. The book also addresses the burgeoning fields of social media, complementary therapies, palliative care, and survivorship. Among the variety of useful resources supplied are assessment tools, websites, and additional reading materials.


The psychosocial issues that arise for children and their families during the course of treatment are an important yet often overlooked aspect of pediatric oncology care. The reader will find that Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care covers these issues at the forefront of clinical care in a direct and approachable way, integrating research literature with practical clinical guidance.



Coping Development Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology Psychological Adjustment Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Annah N. Abrams
    • 1
  • Anna C. Muriel
    • 2
  • Lori Wiener
    • 3
  1. 1.Hemat. Oncol. Massachusetts General HospDiv. of Child & Adol. Psychiatry & PediaBostonUSA
  2. 2.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteDepart. of Psychosocial Oncol. & PalliatBostonUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer Instit. Center for CancePediatric Oncology Branch BethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21373-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21374-3
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