psychosocial health

When cancer strikes a family: Psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology
When cancer strikes a family: Psychosocial issues in pediatric oncologyA child’s cancer diagnosis presents psychosocial issues that the community pediatrician needs to assess and treat for the total well-being of the child, siblings, and parents.
Health plans explore psychosocial support services to improve outcomesPatients who lack resources likely won’t have improved health outcomes even with interventions. Some plans are exploring how to address the problem.
Residency training in psychosocial healthRecently, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) cited a critical lack of pediatric residency training for behavioral and mental health problems and proposed more education in preventing, recognizing, and managing these conditions. Here’s why any change needs to start with a hard look at what our priorities are.