|About the book|
"This book is shouting out to every person who is involved with young people's cancer. I hope they listen."
Macmillan Cancer Support
"This is an absolute 'must' read for all those who care for young people with cancer, including the patients themselves, parents, doctors, nurses, psychologists and all of the caring professions."
"I particularly liked the layout of the book and the initial chapter is called 'setting the scene'. It does just that and informs the reader of services available and leads the reader into the remaining chapters about diagnosis through to sexuality and finally implication for policy and practice.
I would recommend this book for everyone involved with cancer care. As a nurse I found it excellent. As a mum of two young people I found it very emotional."
"This book should be compulsory reading for all healthcare professionals who work with young people with cancer and especially for all professionals who may, at some stage, meet a solitary young person with cancer."
Young People Living with Cancer is essential reading for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer, support workers in the health services, young adults with cancer, their families, academics and students. The text offers a contribution to policy and practice that may enhance compliance and consequently improve outcomes.
|About the authors|
Anne Grinyer is a medical sociologist based in the Institute for Health Research and the Innovation and Enterprise Unit, both at Lancaster University, UK. She is author of Cancer in Young Adults (Open University Press, 2002), based on the accounts of parents caring for a young adult son or daughter with cancer.
|Table of contents|
Setting the scene
Settings of care
Loss of independence
Disruption of the life trajectory: the impact
on ‘normality’, life plans and friendships
The effect of the illness on physical appearance
Fertility and sexuality
The implications for policy and practice