Child Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Perspective is the first sole-authored textbook dedicated to the topic of health psychology as it applies to children and adolescents, drawing on research from several related disciplines including psychoneuroimmunology and developmental psychobiology. With an overarching biopsychosocial lifespan perspective, Turner-Cobb examines the effects of early life experience on health outcomes, as well as covering the experience of acute and chronic illness during childhood. Lots of helpful aids are provided per chapter including key learning objectives, textboxes putting spotlights on key pieces of research, lists of key concepts to revise, useful websites and further reading suggestions.
Chapter 8: Terminal Illness and Survivorship Issues
Terminal Illness and Survivorship Issues
This chapter will consider psychosocial issues in the palliative care of children and survivorship following life-threatening illness, whether the illness is of an acute or chronic nature. Particular reference is made to age-specific cognitive and behavioural differences from the younger child to the older teenage years. As in previous chapters, our focus is on the life-course perspective, with consideration of the effects of survivorship extending into adulthood.
Childhood Palliative Care and Terminal Illness
Death during childhood ...