Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Cancer

Covers modules of psychosocial care for pediatric cancer

Introduction

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.

21 Sep 2022
Introduction 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…
21 Sep 2022
Introduction Module 5 focuses on strengthening psychosocial skills and caring for the multidisciplinary team. The competencies that professionals must have to provide comprehensive care are collected, as well as the necessary conditions to optimize interdisciplinary work and for the care and self-care of the teams. Advances in the treatment…
21 Sep 2022
Introduction Module 4 focuses on the progressive reintegration of childhood cancer patients into daily life. The objective is to provide them with the possibility of accessing academic, social or other resources that facilitate their healthy reintegration after cancer treatment, in addition to anticipating possible psychosocial disorders in…
2 Sep 2022
Introduction Module 3 focuses on mental health care, referring to the interventions of mental health specialists with the aim of preventing and addressing psychological or psychiatric symptoms in childhood cancer patients and their families, as well as the possible sequelae of disease and treatment. Advances in the treatment of pediatric cancer…
2 Sep 2022
Introduction Module 2 focuses on psychoeducation and support in the course of the disease, that is, the activities and interventions carried out by the multidisciplinary team during active treatment with the aim of promoting adaptation to the disease, and reducing the stressors that could lead to abandonment of treatment by child patients.…
2 Sep 2022
Introduction Module 1 focuses on psychosocial evaluation as a strategy to support the objectives of the World Initiative against Childhood Cancer, and as a tool for health professionals to gather the necessary information to offer these patients a comprehensive approach focused on well-being, adaptation to the disease process, and adherence to…