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Addressing the Needs of Children when a Parent Has Cancer 

Addressing the Needs of Children when a Parent Has Cancer
Chapter:
Addressing the Needs of Children when a Parent Has Cancer
Source:
Psycho-Oncology (3 ed.)
Author(s):

Cynthia W. Moore

and Paula K. Rauch

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199363315.003.0077

This chapter discusses the needs of children when a parent has cancer and provides guidance to clinicians working with adults who may be concerned whether to tell children about a diagnosis, how to share information in an age-appropriate manner, what reactions to anticipate, and when to seek outside support for a child. This chapter provides an overview of key issues of concern to parents, including developmental considerations and recommendations to support family functioning, communicate with children, manage separations, support children’s coping, and address common challenges, particularly at end of life.

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