Therapeutic Strategies at Psychosocial Crisis Points in the Treatment of Childhood Cancer
How can we best deploy the usually scarce mental health resources to provide optimal psychosocial support to the pediatric cancer patients and their families? This is a persistent question that is asked of us by social workers from other centers, and that we ourselves must grapple with at Memorial. We are currently defining ways of tracking the illness and its treatment, including psychosocial interventions, in order to determine those points of social and emotional stress at which patients and families require special help to enhance optimal coping.
KeywordsToxicity Depression Leukemia Transportation Sarcoma
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