Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology

  • Joanne Wolfe
  • Barbara L. Jones
  • Ulrika Kreicbergs
  • Momcilo Jankovic

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alisha Kassam, Kimberley Widger, Franca Benini
    Pages 1-12
  3. Myra Bluebond-Langner, Richard W. Langner
    Pages 13-33
  4. Jorge Mauricio Cervantes Blanco, Emma Jones
    Pages 35-53
  5. Erica C. Kaye, Jennifer M. Snaman, Liza Johnson, Deena Levine, Brent Powell, Amy Love et al.
    Pages 55-93
  6. Angela M. Feraco, Luca Manfredini, Momcilo Jankovic, Joanne Wolfe
    Pages 95-101
  7. Sergey Postovsky, Amit Lehavi, Ori Attias, Eli Hershman
    Pages 119-157
  8. Maru E. Barrera, Adam Rapoport, Kim S. Daniel
    Pages 159-187
  9. Jennifer Currin-McCulloch, Tullio Proserpio, Marta Podda, Carlo Alfredo Clerici
    Pages 189-201
  10. Wendy Pelletier, Ilaria Ripamonti, Kira Bona
    Pages 203-215
  11. Eva Bergstraesser, Maria Flury
    Pages 217-244
  12. Malin Lövgren, Josefin Sveen
    Pages 245-264
  13. Karen Moody, Deborah Kramer, Caitlin Scanlon, Lucia Wocial, Beth Newton Watson, Adam Hill
    Pages 265-286
  14. Katharine Brock, Melissa Mark, Rachel Thienprayoon, Christina Ullrich
    Pages 287-314

About this book


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.


Pediatric Palliative Care Pediatric Oncology Interdisciplinary Care Hospice Psychosocial Oncology Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Joanne Wolfe
    • 1
  • Barbara L. Jones
    • 2
  • Ulrika Kreicbergs
    • 3
  • Momcilo Jankovic
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial OncologyDana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.School of Social WorkThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  3. 3.Department of Caring SciencesPalliative Research CentreStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Hospital san GerardoUniversity of MilanoMonzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61390-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61391-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0812
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