By: K. L. Neville

ISBN: 9781890504205

Published by: Oncology Nursing Society

Publication date: 2000

Pages: 129

Binding: Softcover

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Mature Beyond Their Years: The Impact of Cancer on Adolescent Development

In recent years, childhood and adolescent cancer has evolved from an inevitably fatal illness to a potentially life-threatening, chronic disease. This book offers nurses a fresh perspective on providing adolescents with holistic, age-appropriate health care by addressing

  • Normal developmental tasks during adolescence
  • Psychosocial issues of seriously ill adolescents
  • Common pediatric cancers and current treatments
  • The unique aspects of surviving cancer during adolescence
  • The need for continued psychosocial support after treatment ends.