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Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Oncology

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This book is a comprehensive text on the all important psychosocial aspects of cancer in children. Edited by an experienced psycho oncologist and an equally experienced pediatric oncologist, the book brings together an international group of contributors composed of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho oncologists. This unique balance of contributors gives the book a focus on the real life practical aspects of children undergoing treatment for cancer. The book helps health care professionals, who look after children and adolescents with cancer, in dealing with the difficult and complex problems that face the child, his siblings and his parents. It deals with critical issues such as the neuropsychological impact of treatment, (including bone marrow transplantation), pain, quality of life in survivors, palliative care, talking to children and their families about death, and providing support to the dying. An important part of the book provides tools for evaluation and methods of psychological intervention. It is thus a very practical work for psycho oncologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and art therapists dealing with the problems that children with cancer have to confront. It is a comprehensive book on the clinical approach to psychosocial problems of children with cancer. It includes evaluation tools and psychological intervention techniques. It includes contributions from both pediatric oncologists and psycho oncologists highlight the team approach to the treatment of childhood cancers.

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Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data
Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data

Big Data represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This book reveals how IBM is leveraging open source Big Data technology, infused with IBM technologies, to deliver a robust, secure, highly available, enterprise-class Big Data platform.

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The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming through Multimedia
The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming through Multimedia

Functional programming is a style of programming that emphasizes the use of functions (in contrast to object-oriented programming, which emphasizes the use of objects). It has become popular in recent years because of its simplicity, conciseness, and clarity. This book teaches functional programming as a way of thinking and problem solving,...

Inductive Inference for Large Scale Text Classification: Kernel Approaches and Techniques (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Inductive Inference for Large Scale Text Classification: Kernel Approaches and Techniques (Studies in Computational Intelligence)

Text classification is becoming a crucial task to analysts in different areas. In the last few decades, the production of textual documents in digital form has increased exponentially. Their applications range from web pages to scientific documents, including emails, news and books. Despite the widespread use of digital texts, handling them is...


E-learning Tools and Technologies: A consumer's guide for trainers, teachers, educators, and instructional designers
E-learning Tools and Technologies: A consumer's guide for trainers, teachers, educators, and instructional designers
A comprehensive guide to help you cut through the hype in order to select the best E-Learning tools and vendors for your specific needs

With its ability to both reduce operating costs and train more people, E-Learning is an attractive option for companies that are trying to balance business and educational goals. But in order to implement an...

A Simple Guide to Your Home Computer
A Simple Guide to Your Home Computer
The aim of this little book is essentially to make you familiar with the hardware environment of the computer. Most people have heard of software programs, whether they are involved directly with computers or not. Many people know roughly how they work and what they are used for. The hardware of the PC, however, is less well understood.
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Principles of Document Processing: Third International Workshop, PODP '96, Palo Alto
Principles of Document Processing: Third International Workshop, PODP '96, Palo Alto

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Principles of Document Processing, PODP'96, held in Palo Alto, California, USA, in September 1996. The book contains 13 revised full papers presented as chapters of a coherent, monograph-like book. The papers focus equally on the...

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