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Master of Science (MS)
Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
Karen D. Hager Martinez
Barbara J. Fiechtl
After a child is diagnosed with cancer their life changes dramatically, including their school attendance and education goals. This study was done to find out common schooling and education problems young cancer patients and survivors face and how cancer care team members try to help.
This study focused on the point of view of the cancer care team members. Cancer care team members include nurses, social workers, oncologists, and many other professionals. All cancer care team members who participated in the study took a survey and many of them also agreed to participate in a short interview.
We found that social workers and the hospital schoolteacher are the most likely people on the cancer care team to help young cancer patients with schooling and education concerns. The nurses and oncologists help more with medical concerns that can affect learning.
Mann, Karely, "Educational Barriers Childhood Cancer Patients and Survivors Experience: Cancer Care Team Perspectives" (2021). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8260.
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