Chapter 5. Supportive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults During Cancer Treatment

  1. Dr Daniel Kelly1 and
  2. Dr Faith Gibson2
  1. Neale Harvey and
  2. Alison Finch

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch5

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

How to Cite

Harvey, N. and Finch, A. (2008) Supportive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults During Cancer Treatment, in Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults (eds D. Kelly and F. Gibson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697740.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Reader in Cancer and Palliative Care, School of Health and Social Science, Middlesex University, London

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer in Children's Cancer Nursing Research, UCL Institute of Child Healthand Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130943

Online ISBN: 9780470697740

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Keywords:

  • healthcare;
  • cancer treatment;
  • adolescense;
  • body image;
  • symptom management

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Supportive care: how is it defined?

  • Defining supportive care

  • The young person and cancer

  • Supporting the tasks of adolescence: forming a clear identity

  • Accommodating a changing or new body image

  • The significance of symptom management on body image and self-concept

  • Negotiating a new relationship with parents

  • The ethics of supportive care

  • Developing a personal value system

  • Achieving financial and social independence

  • Developing relationships

  • Developing cognitive skills and the ability to think abstractly

  • Developing the ability to control behaviour according to social norms and taking responsibility

  • Meeting the challenges of supportive care in reality

  • Team working

  • The importance of a working philosophy and physical environment

  • Summary

  • Concluding thoughts

  • References