The role and involvement of the family

C. A. Clerici, F. Fossati Bellani

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Abstract

Brain tumors are a group of malignancies that are heterogeneous for site and histotype and are the most frequent type of tumor in childhood. New advances in treatment options improved survival rates and the quality of life of patients. However, brain tumors are still characterized by a high mortality rate and by poor intellectual, emotional and social outcomes in many cases. For this reason, in recent years many clinical studies and clinical practice interventions have focused on the quality of life of children with tumors. In this article we discuss the issue of psychological support to families of children with tumors against our own clinical experience and a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalSAGGI - Child Development and Disabilities
Volume30
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Family
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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