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Academic Continuity and School Reentry Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology

Citation

Thompson, Amanda L.; Christiansen, Heather L.; Elam, Megan; Hoag, Jennifer; Irwin, Mary Kay; Pao, Maryland; Voll, Megan; Noll, Robert B.; & Kelly, Katherine Patterson (2015). Academic Continuity and School Reentry Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 62(Suppl. 5), S805-817. PMCID: PMC5198902

Abstract

Clinicians agree that return to school after diagnosis promotes the positive adjustment of children and adolescents with cancer; however, the school reentry process can present challenges. The aim of this review was to critically evaluate the literature on school reentry support for youth with cancer. Seventeen publications were identified. School reentry services were well-received by families and educators; increased teacher and peer knowledge about childhood cancer; influenced peer and educator attitudes toward the patient; and improved communication and collaboration between patients/families, school, and the healthcare team. Evidence supports a strong recommendation for school reentry support for youth with cancer.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.25760

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

Pediatric Blood & Cancer

Author(s)

Thompson, Amanda L.
Christiansen, Heather L.
Elam, Megan
Hoag, Jennifer
Irwin, Mary Kay
Pao, Maryland
Voll, Megan
Noll, Robert B.
Kelly, Katherine Patterson

PMCID

PMC5198902