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Readings in Pediatric Psychology : Critical Issues in Social Justice - Michael C. Roberts

Readings in Pediatric Psychology

Critical Issues in Social Justice

By: Michael C. Roberts (Editor), Gerald P. Koocher (Editor), Donald K. Routh (Editor), Diane J. Willis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st July 1993
ISBN: 9780306444234
Number Of Pages: 388

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A number of factors converged to prompt this volume at this particular time. For several years, supervisors in predoctoral and internship programs have noted the need for a compendium of selected articles to illustrate the range of research and practice of pediatric psychology. Although the field is still relatively young, the many new pediatric psychologists in recent years might benefit from a perspective on the history and development of the psychological concepts, the organizational home in the Society of Pediatric Psychology (Section V of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the Ameri­ can Psychological Association), and its publication archive, Journalof Pe­ diatric Psychology. Such "classics" help capture the richness and excitement that portrays the field. Noting the continuing need for resources to serve the specialty, the Ex­ ecutive Committee of the Society of Pediatric Psychologyauthorized the spon­ sorship of publication of the HandbookofPediatric Psychology (Routh, 1988) as a synthesis of the field by expert chapter authors. The Society then ap­ pointed a committee led by C. Eugene Walker and Annette M. La Greca to develop a series of biennial volumes entitled Advancesin Pediatric Psychology. A number of discussions among the editorial board of the Journal and with Plenum Publishing Corporation, the Journal's publisher, recognized the value of articles carefully selected to exemplify how pediatric psychology is done.

Introduction to Pediatric Psychology: An Historical Perspectivep. 1
Early Development of Pediatric Psychology
Section Overviewp. 23
The Pediatric Psychologist: A Role Modelp. 27
The Psychological Environment of a Children's Hospitalp. 33
Chronic and Life-Threatening Conditions in Childhood
Section Overviewp. 41
Psychological Consultation to a Pediatric Oncology Unit: Obstacles to Effective Interventionp. 55
The Final-Stage Conference: The Patient's Decision on Research Drugs in Pediatric Oncologyp. 65
Homosexual Outcome of Discordant Gender Identity/Role in Childhood: Longitudinal Follow-Upp. 81
Psychological Perspectives in Chronic Childhood Illnessp. 95
Effective Parental Coping Following the Death of a Child from Cancerp. 115
An Investigation of Grief and Adaptation in Parents Whose Children Have Died from Cancerp. 127
Adaptive Noncompliance in Pediatric Asthma: The Parent as Expertp. 145
Children's Perceptions and Understanding of Pediatrics
Section Overviewp. 161
Conceptions of Illness Causality in Hospitalized Childrenp. 173
Mom or Dad Says I Shouldn't: Supervised and Unsupervised Children's Knowledge of Their Parents' Rules for Home Safetyp. 181
Cognitive Characteristics as Predictors of Children's Understanding of Safety and Preventionp. 193
Pain and Distress in Children
Section Overviewp. 207
The Influence of Time and Type of Preparation on Children's Adjustment to Hospitalizationp. 223
Effect of Mother Presence on Children's Reaction to Aversive Proceduresp. 237
Assessment of Pediatric Pain: An Empirical Perspectivep. 247
An Observation Scale for Measuring Children's Distress During Medical Proceduresp. 259
Somatization Disorder in Relatives of Children and Adolescents with Functional Abdominal Painp. 269
Professional Issues and Training
Section Overviewp. 281
Transacting with Physicians: Fact and Fictionp. 295
Parental Concerns about Their Childrenp. 307
Suggestions to Parents about Common Behavior Problems in a Pediatric Primary Care Office: Five Years of Follow-Upp. 317
Psychological Consultation in a Children's Hospital: An Evaluation of Servicesp. 333
Health Promotion and Problem Prevention in Pediatric Psychology: An Overviewp. 347
Pediatric AIDS/HIV Infection: An Emerging Challenge to Pediatric Psychologyp. 363
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780306444234
ISBN-10: 0306444232
Series: Critical Issues in Social Justice
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.59