Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Pediatric PsychooncologyPsychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195079319

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 September 2021

Bone Marrow Transplantation

Bone Marrow Transplantation

(p.143) 7 Bone Marrow Transplantation
Pediatric Psychooncology

David J. Bearison

Raymond K. Mulhern

Oxford University Press

An increasingly important means of treating many kinds of pediatric malignancies is the process of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a particularly arduous and psychologically stressful procedure. Medical advances in this high-risk procedure have been so rapid that there is a gap in the current understanding of the psychological sequelae of the procedure. Psychological issues related to this method of treatment include patients' responses to aversive preparatory treatment regimens and the prolonged restrictions of protective isolation, unique compliance issues, behavioral reactions to pharmacological effects, special intervention techniques, evaluations of and interventions with sibling donors, stress among caregivers, informed consent, ethical and legal considerations, and late effects of BMT treatment. Given the paucity of published empirical data, this chapter provides an overview of the clinical issues related to transplantation, outlining the salient research questions raised and exploring ways in which these might lend themselves to empirical study in the future.

Keywords:   BMT treatment, pediatric malignancy, protective isolation, sibling donors, compliance issues

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .