Issues in the Psychological Care of Pediatric Oncology Patients

  • Donald Brunnquell
  • Marian D. Hall


As a result of the enormous changes in mode and efficacy of treatment, a new population with distinct psychological needs is rapidly developing: the pediatric cancer survivor. The rigors of the medical treatment, pattern of hospitalizations, remissions, and relapses, and the ever-present fear of death all require enormous psychological adjustment on the part of patients and their families. Although each case presents a unique picture of strengths and difficulties, certain similarities in problems exhibited by these children are beginning to be seen.


Oncology Patient Pediatric Oncology Hospital Environment Adjustment Problem Psychological CARE 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Brunnquell
    • 1
  • Marian D. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.the Children’s Health CenterMinneapolisUSA

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