An evaluation of By My Side: Peer support in written form is acceptable and useful for parents bereaved by childhood cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in childhood, with the death of a child representing a devastating loss for families. Peer support offers a valuable way to support parents ’ adjustment in bereavement. The By My Side book provides written peer support by sharing bereaved parents’ stories to normalise grief experiences and reduce parents’ isolation. It is available free of charge.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Medications Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Africa, studies focusing on childhood cancer showed a constant increase in the annual number of new cases and a very low overall survival rate (1). Cancer treatment is often associated with pain management. The World Health Organization's (WHO) guidelines recommend oral morphine (hydrochloride or sulfate) for severe chronic pain treatment in children. A previous work evidenced the good feasibility of oral morphine solution in Uganda (2).
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Africa, studies focusing on childhood cancer showed a constant increase in the annual number of new cases and a very low overall survival rate.1 Cancer treatment is often associated with pain management. The World Health Organization's guidelines recommend oral morphine (hydrochloride or sulfate) for severe chronic pain treatment in children. A previous work evidenced the good feasibility of oral morphine solution in Uganda.2 However, the authors highlighted several limitations to successfully replicate this pain management in other African countries.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Communication Anger Management Conflict Source Type: blogs
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Family Inside Schizophrenia Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental illness and Source Type: blogs
  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Family General Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia Family Mental Health family mental illness Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis life with schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
This study was carried out in accordance with approval of the Melbourne Health and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research's Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number: 2013.081). All subjects gave written informed consent for participation and publication. Results and Discussion TGF-β signaling in NK cells is associated with: phosphorylation in SMAD2 and 3, inhibition of IL-15-induced metabolism/proliferation, simultaneous downregulation of CD44, CD49e, and Eomes, and upregulation of CD16 and CD49a expression (7, 10). SMAD family member 4 (SMAD4) belongs to the SMAD family of transcription...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship of the Childhood Cancer Symptom Cluster-Leukemia (CCSC-L) with health-related quality of life (HRQOL). SAMPLE & SETTING: 327 children receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia from four pediatric oncology programs across the United States. METHODS & VARIABLES: Participants completed fatigue, sleep disturbance, pain, nausea, and depression symptom questionnaires at four time points; these symptoms comprised the CCSC-L. HRQOL was measured at the start of postinduction therapy and then at the start of maintenance therapy. Relationships betw...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news
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