Social Media Use in Pediatric Oncology: Tweets, Blogs, and Boundaries

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Categories of social media Example Social networks Facebook LinkedIn Weblogs/microblogs Twitter CaringBridge CaringPages Content communities YouTube Pinterest Instagram Collaborative projects Wikipedia Podcasts Cancer. Net CDC Cancer Forum/message boards Yahoo! Answers…

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Spiritual Care in Pediatric Oncology

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Wondered whether God had abandoned me [felt abandoned] Felt punished by God for my lack of devotion [felt responsible for own predicament] Wondered what I did for God to punish…

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Integrative Care in Pediatric Oncology

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Practice Examples Whole medical systems Naturopathy, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine Mind–body medicine Meditation, prayer, mental healing, creative arts therapy (art, music, dance, writing) Biologically based practices Dietary supplements, botanical medicine…

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Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

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Personal factors Disease factors Physical factors Female gender Brain tumor or CNS-directed therapy Poor health status Preexisting conditions—mental illness, functional limits Prolonged or intense treatments (e.g., bone marrow transplant) Chronic…

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Neurocognitive Late Effects in Children with Cancer

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Disease/treatment factors Cranial radiation Presence and location of a brain tumor Surgical resection of a brain tumor Chemotherapies known to be associated with neurotoxicity (neurocognitive, neuropathy, hearing loss, etc.)  Methotrexate…

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The Impact of Pediatric Cancer on the Family

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Fig. 9.1 Ecological systems theory Because the needs of families of children with cancer are ongoing and complex, research and clinical care is optimized when also considered within a life-span…

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