Journal article

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..

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