Bereavement outcomes for parents who lose a child to cancer: are place of death and sex of parent associated with differences in psychological functioning?

@article{Goodenough2004BereavementOF,
  title={Bereavement outcomes for parents who lose a child to cancer: are place of death and sex of parent associated with differences in psychological functioning?},
  author={Belinda Goodenough and Donna Drew and Susan Ellen Higgins and Susan J Trethewie},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={
          779-91
        }
}
Despite increasing cure rates, cancer is a leading cause of non-accidental death in childhood. Models of psychosocial care in pediatric cancer may therefore need to address bereavement planning for a 'minority group' of parents (approximately 25%) for whom cure of their child is not possible. This study addresses a gap in knowledge concerning long-term bereavement and psychological outcomes for parents, as a function of the sex of the parent and the place of the child's death: home versus… CONTINUE READING
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