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Rethinking experiences of childhood cancer : a multidisciplinary approach to chronic childhood illness

Author: Mary Dixon-Woods; Bridget Young; David Heney
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by a sociologist, psychologist and practising paediatric oncologist, this book offers a fresh theoretical approach to the experience of childhood cancer. The book also discusses the impact on parents and other family members when a child is diagnosed with cancer.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Dixon-Woods; Bridget Young; David Heney
ISBN: 9780335212569 0335212565 9780335212552 0335212557
OCLC Number: 58832043
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Approaches to childhood and childhood cancer --
2. Obtaining a diagnosis of childhood cancer --
3. Having childhood cancer --
4. Late effects of childhood cancer --
5. Families' experiences of childhood cancer --
6. Communication in childhood cancer --
7. Shared decision making in childhood cancer --
8. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Mary Dixon-Woods, Bridget Young, and David Heney.

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How does a diagnosis of cancer alter the biographies of children and families? How can we understand the experiences of children and families with childhood cancer? This book offers a critique of  Read more...

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