Making healthcare decisions with children
Imelda Charles-Edwards RCN Programme Director, Distance Learning BSc in Child Health Nursing
Children’s cancers are seldom like adult cancers. They frequently have a different pathology, arise in different body locations and have a different treatment regime and outcome. The decision making process for children with cancer is also different in that their parents play a key role while their child’s autonomy develops over childhood and adolescence. Through the description of two case studies, this paper examines some of the issues that arise in the management of childhood cancer.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 2, 2,29-32. doi: 10.7748/cnp2003.03.2.2.29.c61