Children and adolescents with cancer may present with challenging behavior that can interfere with medical care, adherence to treatment, and quality of life. There are a wide variety of strategies that may decrease distress, allow for optimal medical care, and enhance quality of life for both children and their families.
This presentation reviewed a range of multi-disciplinary interventions including psycho-education, procedural support, cognitive behavioral therapy, and parent problem-solving therapy, as well as psychopharmacology approaches to behavioural problems.
Anna C. Muriel, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Pediatirc Psychosocial Oncology,
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA