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ERIC Number: EJ855667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Early Parental Adjustment and Bereavement after Childhood Cancer Death
Barrera, Maru; O'connor, Kathleen; D'Agostino, Norma Mammone; Spencer, Lynlee; Nicholas, David; Jovcevska, Vesna; Tallet, Susan; Schneiderman, Gerald
Death Studies, v33 n6 p497-520 2009
This study comprehensively explored parental bereavement and adjustment at 6 months post-loss due to childhood cancer. Interviews were conducted with 18 mothers and 13 fathers. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed based on qualitative methodology. A model describing early parental bereavement and adaptation emerged with 3 domains: Perception of the Child, describing bereavement and adjustment prior to and after the loss; Perception of Others, including relationships with partners, surviving children, and their social network; and Perception of the World, exploring parents' perceived meanings of the experience in the context of their worldview. Domains are illustrated by quotes. Profiles of parental bereavement emerged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada