Australian Hospital-Based Parenting Support for Adults with Incurable End-Stage Cancer: Parent Perspectives
Vera Steiner, Lynette Joubert, Aron Shlonsky, Alison Hocking
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020
Parenting support needs of patients diagnosed with incurable end-stage cancer (IESC) with young families are not addressed as part of routine hospital health care. Their support needs and experiences of hospital-based parenting support are largely unknown. The study aims to explore hospital-based parenting support delivery from patient and co-parent perspectives in context to their parenting experience and support needs. Exploratory, prospective, cross-sectional qualitative design. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with eight adult patients with IESC and four co-parents purposively recruited from a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Findings were thematically analyzed. Parents desi..View full abstract
This work was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.