The Crisis of Survival: Discussion of Mrs. Christ’s and Ms. Adams’ Paper

  • Gerald P. Koocher
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 5)


The presentation by Christ and Adams is a well-thought-out and impressive blueprint for psychosocial interventions with the families of childhood cancer patients. Using the eight points they cite as a guide, it is not difficult to target specialized psychotherapeutic interventions to the families most in need of these services. The only improvement I can offer to this excellent paper is a suggested extension of five more points, dealing specifically with those children who are destined to be long-term survivors and those families who will not be so fortunate.


Childhood Cancer Survivor Pediatric Cancer Patient Excellent Paper Magical Thinking Crisis Point 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald P. Koocher
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  1. 1.Sidney Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA

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