Therapeutic Strategies at Psychosocial Crisis Points in the Treatment of Childhood Cancer

  • Grace Christ
  • Margaret A. Adams
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 5)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Toxicity Depression Leukemia Transportation Sarcoma 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grace Christ
    • 1
  • Margaret A. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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