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J Pediatr Psychol. 2007 Oct;32(9):1099-110. Epub 2007 Jul 11.

Evidence-based assessment, intervention and psychosocial care in pediatric oncology: a blueprint for comprehensive services across treatment.

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, USA. kazak@email.chop.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This paper describes the translation of psychological research into clinical services in pediatric oncology, based on two decades of research and clinical services in the Division of Oncology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

METHOD:

Two models helpful in conceptualizing clinical care underlying intervention work at CHOP are summarized: The Pediatric Psychosocial Preventative Health Model (PPPHM; Kazak, 2006) and the Medical Traumatic Stress Model, specific to pediatric illness and injury (Kazak, Kassam-Adams et al., 2006).

RESULTS:

Integration of these two models offers a "blueprint" for development and evaluation of services to children with cancer and their families relevant for all families across the complete spectrum of disease and treatment.

CONCLUSION:

The dissemination of evidence-based psychosocial practice in pediatric oncology remains a large and challenging goal. The proposed blueprint may facilitate collaborative work to help assure that children with cancer and their families have access to evidence-based care.

PMID:
17626069
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsm031
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