A test of parenthood: dilemmas of parents of terminally ill adolescents.

@article{Hayout1999ATO,
  title={A test of parenthood: dilemmas of parents of terminally ill adolescents.},
  author={Ilana Hayout and Tamar Krulik},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={71-9}
}
This article presents partial findings from a study that examined the process experienced by parents (mainly mothers) of an adolescent child with terminal cancer. It focuses on two processes that characterize the parents' social world: a crisis in the parental role and a departure from the normative life cycle. These processes, and the parents' coping with them, were studied from the perspective of time and time management. One of the study's claims was that the terminal disease alters the… CONTINUE READING