Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Cancer. Module 06: Cross-cutting approaches

Module 06: Cross-cutting approaches


Module 6 focuses on transversal approaches in psychosocial care for childhood cancer. Both the design and the application of the activities included in the previous modules (1 to 5) must be adapted to the particular needs of the patients, according to the course of life and cultural differences. In addition, they must respond to fair treatment, in accordance with values ​​of equal opportunities and respect for fundamental rights.

Advances in the treatment of pediatric cancer have made it possible to expand initiatives beyond cure and cover aspects such as early detection, continuity of treatment and reduction in toxicity. All this has paved the way for a more comprehensive vision of patient care, which means better chances of healing and a fuller life - objectives of the World Initiative against Childhood Cancer. Within this comprehensive care, psychosocial care includes the social, psychological, spiritual and functional dimensions of the disease process of patients. This series includes guidelines and standards based on evidence that guarantee the quality of said care. The standards are the result of discussion and review by different professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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