My four books about cancer in young adulthood are all available currently.
Grinyer, A. (2012) Palliative & End of Life Care for Children & Young People: home, hospice and hospital, Oxford, Wiley Blackwell
Grinyer, A. (2009) Life After Cancer in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Late Effects and Long Term Survivorship, Oxford, Routledge.
Grinyer, A. (2007) Young People Living with Cancer: implications for policy and practice, Open University Press.
Grinyer, A. (2002) Cancer in young adults: through parents’ eyes, Buckingham, Open University Press.
I am a medical sociologistwith a background in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. I have over the years researched mainly in medical and health related areas, and have published on topics such as drug licensing, AIDS, risk management and sickness absence. I have become increasingly interested in the ethical dimensions of research particularly the ethical issues relating to health research and have also published on this topic.
Since 1999 my research has been on cancer in adolescence and young adulthood, it is funded by The George Easton Memorial Trust. The first phase was based on the narrative accounts of parents whose sons and daughters hadbeen diagnosed with cancer - the majority of them having died from the illness. The resulting book, based on the narrative material is called Cancer in Young Adults: Through Parents’ Eyes it was published by Open University Press in 2002. The second phase of the study on the young adults themselves resulted in the book Young People living wiith Cancer: Implications for Policy and Practice,and was published by Open University Press in March 2007. The book is based on in-depth interviews with young adults being treated for or in recovery from cancer and seeks to understand the experience from their perspective so that medical care, services and support can be organised and delivered in an age appropriate way. My third book on long term survivorship is entitled Life after cancer in adolescence and young adulthood, and was published by Routledge in 2009.
My most recent book Palliative & End of Life Care for Children & Young People: Home, Hospice, Hospital, was published by Blackwell in 2012. While primarily based on accounts of the end of life care options for teenagers and young adult with cancer, it also includes a consideration of how younger children with a range of illnesses are cared for at the end of life. This book won an award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category in the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards.