Journal article

Interventions for improving communication with children and adolescents about a family member's cancer

JT Scott, M Prictor, M Harmsen, A Broom, V Entwistle, AJ Sowden, I Watt

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Cochrane Collaboration | Published : 2003


Background A diagnosis of cancer creates multiple problems for affected families, including major changes in living patterns, roles and relationships. It has not been common practice for families and health practitioners to share information with children or adolescents about a family member's cancer, or to allow them to express their feelings about this. In recent years, however, researchers and practitioners have begun to recognise that children and adolescents might appreciate and benefit by being better informed about, and having more opportunity to communicate their responses to, cancer in the family. Objectives To examine the effects of different ways of enhancing communication with c..

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