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Impact of parental terminal cancer on adolescents.
Psychological and emotional concerns of adolescents during a parent's terminal cancer are described. Compared to younger children, the adolescents' greater cognitive and emphatic capacities allowedExpand
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Current Approaches to Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Terminal Illness
Much has been learned about childhood bereavement in the last few decades as studies have increasingly focused on the direct interviewing of children about their recovery from the tragic loss of aExpand
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Advancing Social Work Practice in End-of-Life Care
Abstract Insufficient training of health professionals has often been cited as a major barrier to improving the system of care for dying patients and for the bereaved. Although specific problems haveExpand
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Social Work Competencies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Abstract Social workers from clinical, academic, and research settings met in 2002 for a national Social Work Leadership Summit on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Participants placed the highestExpand
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Healing Children's Grief
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Psychosocial adjustment of children with a terminally ill parent.
Although a substantial number of children experience serious parental illness and death, the adjustment problems attendant to the stress of having a fatally ill parent have not been examinedExpand
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Impact of development on children's mourning.
PURPOSE A qualitative approach was used to analyze the impact of development on the grief responses of 157 children from 88 families to the death of a parent from cancer. DESCRIPTION OF STUDYExpand
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A national agenda for social work research in palliative and end-of-life care.
BACKGROUND Social work practitioners have the potential to make meaningful contributions to improving palliative and end-of-life care because of their work in varied and divergent practice settingsExpand
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Impact of parental terminal cancer on latency-age children.
The underlying psychological and emotional components of distress were examined in 87 children with a parent in the terminal phase of cancer. Common fears, concerns, misperceptions, and behavioralExpand
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Evaluation of a Preventive Intervention for Bereaved Children
Abstract One hundred eighty four families completed a twelve month parent-guidance (experimental) or a parent telephone-monitoring (comparison) intervention initiated during one parent'S terminalExpand
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