Children with Cancer

Mainstreaming and Reintegration

  • Jan van Eys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Workshop Introductions

  3. Setting the Tone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. William C. Bartholome
      Pages 17-33
  4. The Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Rose Hicks
      Pages 37-37
    3. Betty Pfefferbaum
      Pages 45-52
    4. Thomas A. Holland, Katy Maxwell, Donna Copeland, Allison Stovall
      Pages 57-61
    5. Allison Stovall, Thomas A. Holland, Katy Maxwell, Donna R. Copeland
      Pages 63-65
  5. The Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Donna R. Copeland
      Pages 69-71
    3. Catherine van Eys
      Pages 73-82
    4. Albert Gunn
      Pages 95-104
    5. Allison Stovall
      Pages 105-107
  6. The Solution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Virginia Thompson
      Pages 117-118
    3. Elizabeth Deuble
      Pages 119-127
  7. Discussion Summaries

    1. Allison Stovall, Sue Nichols
      Pages 151-153
    2. Katy Maxwell, Betty Pfefferbaum, Donna Copeland, Paul Hansen
      Pages 155-158
  8. Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Patricia Shell
      Pages 171-173
    3. Donna R. Copeland
      Pages 175-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-184

About this book


Probably no two topics have generated more workshops, con­ ferences, and lectures in medicine and education than the chron­ ically ill child and the mandate of Public Law 94-142. In spite of the numerous examinations of these topics there has never been a serious dialogue between medical professionals and educators with the child as the focus. These proceedings represent such a unique event. The paradigm of the medically exceptional child is the child with cancer, a child with a life-threatening illness, but also a child with a high probability of being cured of this acute disease. Such a cure is purchased at a cost of late sequelae of disease and treat­ ment alike. There is prejudice against this child. There is overt physical exceptionality. Therefore, the Fifth Annual Mental Health Conference of The University of Texas System Cancer Center, Department of Pediatrics, was a stimulus to generate this dialogue. When two nationally recognized giants in their respective fields, The University of Texas System Cancer Center and the Houston Independent School District, address a problem, the result transcends local concern. This conference goes far beyond the problem of the child with cancer to deal with all medically exceptional children. The focus on the needs and expectations for the child makes this workshop universal in application.



Editors and affiliations

  • Jan van Eys
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsThe University of Texas System Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Tumor InstituteM.D. Anderson HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6700-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6698-0
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