Aged parents' experiences during a critical illness trajectory and after the death of an adult child: a review of the literature.

@article{Humbeeck2013AgedPE,
  title={Aged parents' experiences during a critical illness trajectory and after the death of an adult child: a review of the literature.},
  author={Liesbeth Van Humbeeck and Ruth D Piers and Sigrid Van Camp and Let Dillen and Sofie Verhaeghe and Nele J A Van Den Noortgate},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={583-95}
}
BACKGROUND Given the growing life expectancy, the likelihood increases that health-care providers are confronted with older people having an adult child with a life-limiting disease. AIM This literature review aimed to (1) explore the experiences of aged parents with regard to their position and role as a parent of an adult child with a life-limiting illness, (2) detect gaps in the existing literature and (3) make recommendations for future research. DESIGN A literature search of English… CONTINUE READING
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