Coping with Survivorship in Childhood Cancer: Family Problems
The death of a family member exerts a powerful psychological impact on those who survive. But what of the family member who “might die” and then does not? The concept of “anticipatory grief” is well known to those who work with cancer patients and their families (Futterman and Hoffman, 1973), but the impact of a threatened loss which does not come to pass presents a rather different set of problems (Kemler, 1981).
KeywordsChildhood Cancer Social Adjustment Adjustment Problem Psychosocial Adjustment Survive Childhood Cancer
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