Journal article

Feasibility of Enhancing Parenting in Cancer, a psychoeducational intervention for communicating with children about parental cancer

Lesley Stafford, Michelle Sinclair, Paula Rauch, Jane Turner, G Bruce Mann, Louise Newman, Claire E Wakefield, Leslie Gilham, Kylie Mason, Julia Cannell, Ruth Little, Penelope Schofield

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Longitudinal data estimate that 1 in 353 Australian children under 12 experience parental cancer diagnosis; and this number is increasing (1). These children are at increased risk of adverse psychosocial outcomes (2), however, effective family communication about a parental cancer diagnosis may support child coping (2) especially when developmentally appropriate language is used (3). Parents report communicating with their children about their diagnosis is a major challenge and want more instructive guidance from health professionals (HPs) about meeting their children's needs (4). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights ..

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