Maintaining everyday life in a family with a dying parent: Teenagers' experiences of adapting to responsibility.

@article{Melcher2015MaintainingEL,
  title={Maintaining everyday life in a family with a dying parent: Teenagers' experiences of adapting to responsibility.},
  author={Ulrica Melcher and Rolf Sandell and Annette Henriksson},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={1595-601}
}
OBJECTIVE Teenagers are living through a turbulent period in their development, when they are breaking away from the family to form their own identities, and so they are particularly vulnerable to the stressful situation of having a parent affected by a progressive and incurable illness. The current study sought to gain more knowledge about the ways that teenagers themselves describe living in a family with a seriously ill and dying parent. More specifically, the aims were to describe how… CONTINUE READING
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