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Author Woznick, Leigh A.

Title Living with childhood cancer : a practical guide to help parents cope / by Leigh A. Woznick and Carol D. Gopodheart.

Imprint Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Parent Collection  J PS 616.994 WOZNICK    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  618.92994 W938L    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and indexes.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Cancer in children -- Popular works.
Adjustment (Psychology) -- Popular works.
Adjustment (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00796680
Cancer in children. (OCoLC)fst00845581
Neoplasms -- Popular Works.
Adaptation, Psychological -- Popular Works.
Child. (DNLM)D002648
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Popular Work. (DNLM)D020496
Added Author Goodheart, Carol D.
ISBN 1557988722 (cloth)
9781557988720 (cloth)
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