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Vol 10, No 2 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2011-07-01
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The impact of a chronic disease on the psychosocial development of children (based on the example of cancer)

Józef Binnebesel
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(2):57-64.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2011-07-01

Abstract

The problems of a child with cancer were frequently and widely reported in the scientific literature in medicine and psychology. This problem, however, rarely took place in pedagogical analyses. Studies show, however, that apart from the strict psychological issues, the upbringing and educational problems increasingly begin to get importance. The impact of the disease, treatment, and hospitalization integrally affects the child’s psyche and behaviour, both during the treatment, shortly after it and what studies have shown, even many years after the finished treatment. The syndrome of learned helplessness, analyzed in social sciences, presents quite well the described problem of the, so called, constantly sick child. An essential element influencing the creation of the syndrome of the constantly sick child is the lack of knowledge and awareness about cancer, as well as its consequences among educators and teachers.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2011; 10, 2: 57–64

Abstract

The problems of a child with cancer were frequently and widely reported in the scientific literature in medicine and psychology. This problem, however, rarely took place in pedagogical analyses. Studies show, however, that apart from the strict psychological issues, the upbringing and educational problems increasingly begin to get importance. The impact of the disease, treatment, and hospitalization integrally affects the child’s psyche and behaviour, both during the treatment, shortly after it and what studies have shown, even many years after the finished treatment. The syndrome of learned helplessness, analyzed in social sciences, presents quite well the described problem of the, so called, constantly sick child. An essential element influencing the creation of the syndrome of the constantly sick child is the lack of knowledge and awareness about cancer, as well as its consequences among educators and teachers.
Adv. Pall. Med. 2011; 10, 2: 57–64
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Keywords

tanatopedagogy; psychooncology; cancer (neoplastic disease); education; special pedagogy

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Title

The impact of a chronic disease on the psychosocial development of children (based on the example of cancer)

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2011)

Pages

57-64

Published online

2011-07-01

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(2):57-64.

Keywords

tanatopedagogy
psychooncology
cancer (neoplastic disease)
education
special pedagogy

Authors

Józef Binnebesel

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