Development of the teenage cancer peer support program - Canteen

Carr-Gregg, M., Olsson, C., Toumbourou, J. and Bowes, G. 1997, Development of the teenage cancer peer support program - Canteen, Youth Studies Australia, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 22-26.

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Title Development of the teenage cancer peer support program - Canteen
Author(s) Carr-Gregg, M.
Olsson, C.
Toumbourou, J.
Bowes, G.
Journal name Youth Studies Australia
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 22
End page 26
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 1997-09
ISSN 1038-2569
1839-4914
Keyword(s) Cancer - Patients
Teenagers - Diseases
Medical technology
Patients
Therapeutics
Social psychology.
Summary With current medical technology, many young people diagnosed with cancer are able to be cured or given extended periods of disease remission. White treatment regimes are meeting with considerable success, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer is nevertheless often met with experiences of anxiety and despair. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of referring patients to cancer peer support groups to assist those adjusting to a diagnosis of cancer. For others, Cancer is a chronic and debilitating illness, causing family dislocation, financial difficulties, social isolation and chronic uncertainty about the future. Contemporary attitudes towards cancer and adjunctive therapies are characterized by contradictory and confusing information and engender a range of emotions in patients and relatives ranging from suspicion to overt hostility.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1997, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043811

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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