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

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

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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. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S805-S817
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Childhood cancer
  • Psychosocial
  • School reentry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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    Thompson, A. L., Christiansen, H. L., Elam, M., Hoag, J., Irwin, M. K., Pao, M., Voll, M., Noll, R. B., & Kelly, K. P. (2015). Academic Continuity and School Reentry Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 62, S805-S817. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.25760