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ERIC Number: ED189790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Emotional Aspects of Childhood Cancer and Leukemia: A Handbook for Parents.
Spinetta, John J.; And Others
Written for parents of children with cancer and leukemia, the booklet considers the psychosocial aspect of the conditions as well as the effects on the family and child. Part I reviews emotions experienced by parents at the time of the initial diagnosis and through the course of the illness. Marriage strain, support sources, and relatives are among the factors considered. Part II discusses what the healthy child knows about death and what the seriously ill child knows about his illness. Also considered are hospitalization, home life, and ways of communicating with the child. (CL)
Descriptors: Cancer, Emotional Adjustment, Family Relationship, Hospitalized Children, Parent Role, Siblings
Leukemia Society of America/San Diego Chapter, 4379 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leukemia Society of America, San Diego, CA.