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  • S Heath
  • 1996
A diagnosis of cancer in a child requires families to mobilize their coping strategies in response to an extremely stressful life event. In the second article of this two-part series, the nature of coping, the strategies employed, and the factors that influence the family's choice of strategy are examined. The findings indicate that personality traits may(More)
  • S Heath
  • 1996
There have been substantial improvements in both treatment and survival of childhood cancer in recent decades. However, the diagnosis of cancer in a child still poses a threat to the whole family unit. In this article, the first of a two-part series, the nature, purpose and functioning of the family are explored to suggest how families may perceive a cancer(More)
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