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Living with childhood cancer : a practical guide to help parents cope

Author: Leigh A Woznick; Carol D Goodheart
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A guide to coping with family cancer, written by two individuals who have experienced it first-hand. The authors lay out practical strategies for coping with overwhelming medical information, frequent invasive procedures, heavy financial burdens, and crippling stress.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh A Woznick; Carol D Goodheart
ISBN: 1557988722 9781557988720
OCLC Number: 47050027
Description: xiv, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The big picture : An (un)natural disaster ; Our story ; What cancer families need and deserve ; How this book can help --
1. Navigating the emotional terrain : Diagnosis ; Being on treatment ; Coming off treatment ; Relapse --
2. Creating and working with the team: doctors, nurses, health insurers, teachers, and others : The parent as the general manager ; The health team ; The home team --
3. Coping successfully : "Once and future" effect on coping ; Stresses and resources ; Adults' coping strategies ; Children's ways of coping ; Teenagers' coping strategies ; Recognizing a child's coping for what it is ; The family's coping strategies ; Special avenues for coping --
4. Understanding the impact on your family and friends : Mothers ; Fathers ; Marriage and partnership ; Single parents ; Siblings ; Extended family and friends ; The cancer community ; The rest of the world --
5. Handling emotions and communicating well : Handling emotions effectively ; Communicating cooperatively ; Asserting yourself responsibly ; Resolving conflict amiably ; Our encouragement --
6. Reducing stress : Dealing with symptoms of stress ; Stress-reducing exercises --
7. Alleviating trauma : What is trauma? ; Posttraumatic stress reactions ; Recovery from trauma ; Lasting impressions ; Healing. 8. Recognizing special risks for stress and trauma : Difficulty with coping ; Difficulty handling medical procedures ; Reliance on alcohol or drugs ; Depression ; Previous and ongoing family problems ; Screening ; You are not alone --
9. Relieving pain and side effects : Making a pain plan ; Identifying pain and distress ; Reducing your child's pain and distress ; Dealing with side effects and symptoms ; Dealing with nutrition issues ; Dealing with steroid effects ; Using what you already know --
10. Encouraging child development : Impact of cancer on development ; Building on strengths ; Common needs at all age levels ; Special issues at each age level ; Fun ideas to nurture your child's development --
11. Building self-esteem in your child : How self-esteem forms ; Ingredients of self-esteem ; Blows to self-esteem ; Tips for enhancing self-esteem --
12. Dying and grieving : Leading up to death ; Immediately after death ; Working through grief ; Child grieving ; Re-investing in life --
13. Surviving and carrying the torch : Passing management of the disease to your grown child ; Carrying the torch.
Responsibility: by Leigh A. Woznick and Carol D. Gopodheart.

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