The Child with Cancer

Family-Centred Care in Practice


  • Helen Langton, RGN, RSCN, BA(Hons), Head of School (Child Nursing), Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Focusing on nursing care rather than disease processes, this excellent research-based text looks at issues such as discharge planning, adolescents and cancer, and coping strategies for family and staff. It concentrates on the psychological and social aspects of care and reflects the radical changes that have occurred in recent years in this field.
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Book information

  • Published: November 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2300-2

Table of Contents

Partnerships in Care · Negotiating Care · Cancer: The Impact of Diagnosis · Psychological Impact of Treatment · Impact of Treatment on the Family · Impact of Treatment on the Nursing Team · Coping Mechanisms · Bone Marrow Transplantation · Discharge - A Planning Event · Care in the Community · Survivorship and Rehabilitation · The Dying Child · Conclusion - The Challenge for the Future