Journal article

My Kite Will Fly: Improving Communication and Understanding in Young Children When a Mother Is Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Gynecological Cancer

Cynthia Holland, Alison Hocking, Lynette Joubert, Fiona McDermott, Marcus D Niski, Frances Thomson Salo, Michael A Quinn

JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

STUDY AIMS: The My Kite Will Fly (MKWF) research program is built on the well-documented need for effective clinical communication tools and therapeutic interventions where a child's mother is diagnosed with life-threatening gynecological cancer. METHODS: The Dignity Model and Child-Centered approach were two key study foundations in this pilot cohort. Quantitative survey and qualitative semistructured methods were employed to gather data from patient families at three distinct phases: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Palliative care. Participants were identified from patient groups at The Royal Women's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, Melbourne, Australia. A purposive sample (n = 36 chi..

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