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Rethinking Experiences of Childhood Cancer by Mary Dixon-Woods, Bridget Young, David Heney

By Mary Dixon-Woods, Bridget Young, David Heney

"The reviews of the households rang real all through. i've got skilled lots of those in my opinion. ...It made me imagine another way approximately my own adventure as a father or mother of a kid with melanoma and my son's present social experiences." Macmillan melanoma aid This publication deals an intensive critique of latest psychosocial learn on children’s reviews of melanoma and proposes an alternate view proficient via fresh interpretive views. Exploring themes from acquiring a analysis of early life melanoma via to sharing decision-making and conversation, it studies a wide-ranging physique of study and concept on youth, continual affliction, and melanoma. The e-book additionally examines learn that has inquisitive about how mom and dad and different relatives event youth ailment. Written via a sociologist, a psychologist and a practicing paediatric oncologist, this ebook is exclusive in its procedure and offers key studying throughout conventional disciplinary barriers. particularly, the ebook highlights the rising contribution of interpretive paintings to figuring out power formative years disease and extra develops the discussion that has only in the near past emerged among the sociology of sickness and the sociology of formative years. Rethinking reviews of adolescence melanoma is aimed toward researchers, scholars and practitioners within the fields of social technological know-how, early life reviews, nursing, medication, psychological healthiness care, social paintings, scientific psychology and different professions allied to medication, and also will be of curiosity to households who've been tormented by youth melanoma.

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The primary problem in leukaemia is a malfunction of the bone marrow, and thereafter of the blood cells. This results in recurrent infections (because of a low white blood count), fatigue and pallor (because of anaemia) or bleeding (because of a low platelet count). Other symptoms may include irritability, bone pain, pallor, or bruising/pinpoint red spots on the skin. In addition children with leukaemia often have an enlargement of their liver or 30 RETHINKING EXPERIENCES OF CHILDHOOD CANCER spleen and may have lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph glands).

1991; Virtanen et al. 2002). If children are asked directly, up to 60 per cent will report having headaches (Sweeting and West 1998). It is extremely difficult to distinguish brain tumour headaches from benign headaches. Classically brain tumour headaches are reported to occur with vomiting and to be present upon waking in the morning. However, Edgeworth et al. (1996) found that 34 per cent of tumour headaches were not associated with vomiting and only 28 per cent occurred in the ‘early morning’.

Rules of conduct may express differential power distribution – for example allowing one person authority over another. Strong (1979) argued that the ‘ceremonial order’ of doctor–patient relationships masks power differentials between doctor and patient through the imperative to maintain an apparently harmonious enounter. The ceremonial order makes it difficult for patients to mount direct criticism of doctors or to be seen to ‘force’ doctors to take a particular action. For parents who suspect there is something seriously wrong with their child, the ceremonial order may act as an extremely powerful brake on their ability to negotiate access to investigations: they risk being seen as behaving illegitimately if they attempt to take control, and their main resource (their own knowledge of their child) is of low status.

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