'Building a new normality': mothers' experiences of caring for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

@article{Earle2007BuildingAN,
  title={'Building a new normality': mothers' experiences of caring for a child with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.},
  author={Emily Anne Earle and S A Clarke and Christine Eiser and Linda Sheppard},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={155-60}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of childhood cancer occurs over a 2- to 3-year period, with initial intense phases of chemotherapy followed by less severe treatment periods. From first diagnosis, families are encouraged by healthcare professionals (following government guidelines) to try to maintain a normal life. The aim of this paper is to contribute to our understanding of how 'normal' family life is compromised from the perspective of the families themselves during this period of extreme stress and… CONTINUE READING