Perspectives from a Psych-Oncology Team Working with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer: Thrown Off Course

Editor : Jane Elfer

Perspectives from a Psych-Oncology Team Working with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer: Thrown Off Course

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2023
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 190
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 97572
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032351360
  • ISBN 10 : 1032351365

Reviews and Endorsements

This book is an essential read for any health professional working in the field of teenage and young adult cancer. It provides an exceptional combination of published evidence alongside personal and honest reflections of experts in this field. A range of thought-provoking case studies beautifully illustrate the complexity of supporting young people through their cancer journey and at last provides some practical advice for health professionals. Thank you for a much needed and wonderful book!

Rachael Hough, consultant haematologist, University College London Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust and professor of Haematology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, University College London

This comprehensive book traces the huge developments in the field of psych-oncology, identifying the apparent lack of psychological services for teenagers with cancer, and revealing the stigma around mental health in this area. Across its chapters, the book usefully describes the fundamental theoretical approaches, and differences therein, of psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, to clarify the unique skills required when working in teenage and young adult psych-oncology. This includes a vivid survey of the challenges facing adolescents with cancer, exploration of the therapeutic relationship with young people who know they are dying, understanding trauma and the ‘late effects’ of childhood cancer, as well as the ways in which practitioners can support patients and their families to sustain hope in the midst of despair.

Dorothy Judd, child and adolescent psychotherapist and adult psychotherapist

This is an excellent and thought-provoking book which should be read widely by those interacting with adolescents and young adults with experience of cancer. Each chapter provides a holistic review of a particular area of psych-oncology which, using considered and diverse vignettes, professional reflections and evidenced based practice, brings to life the reality of adolescent and young adult cancer care. Clearly laid out and accessible this is a valuable first in addressing the important relationships between mind and body in the context of a key life stage with compassion and practicality.

Louise Soanes, chief nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust

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