Psychological Stages in Childhood Cancer

  • Yehuda Nir
  • Bonnie Maslin


Medical advances in pediatric hematology and oncology during the past few decades have significantly influenced the survival and cure rate for leukemias and other forms of cancer. Though a child may ultimately die from the disease, new therapeutic interventions have greatly extended the time a child can expect to live once the diagnosis of a fatal illness has been made.


Health Care Professional Childhood Cancer General System Theory Pediatric Hematology Bereave Parent 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehuda Nir
    • 1
  • Bonnie Maslin
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Associate Clinical Professor of PsychiatryCornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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