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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec;62 Suppl 5:S684-93. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25721.

Anticipatory Guidance and Psychoeducation as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

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1
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
2
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Abstract

The aim of this review was to critically evaluate the literature on anticipatory guidance and psychoeducation for youth with cancer and their caregivers. Twenty-one publications were identified. Overall, psychoeducation efforts and interventions were well-liked and accepted by patients and caregivers, improved patient and family knowledge about childhood cancer, and increased patient's health locus of control. A number of modalities are effective in giving families anticipatory guidance, provided the content and delivery are matched to the needs and preferences of individual patients and caregivers. Evidence supports a strong recommendation for psychoeducation for youth with cancer and their families.

KEYWORDS:

anticipatory guidance; childhood cancer; psychoeducation; psychosocial

PMID:
26700925
DOI:
10.1002/pbc.25721
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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