Psychosocial adjustment of children with a terminally ill parent.

@article{Siegel1992PsychosocialAO,
  title={Psychosocial adjustment of children with a terminally ill parent.},
  author={K. Siegel and F. P. Mesagno and D. Karus and G. Christ and K. Banks and R. Moynihan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          327-33
        }
}
  • K. Siegel, F. P. Mesagno, +3 authors R. Moynihan
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Although a substantial number of children experience serious parental illness and death, the adjustment problems attendant to the stress of having a fatally ill parent have not been examined systematically. This paper compares the psychosocial adjustment of 62 school-aged children with a terminally ill parent (study sample) with that of children in a community sample, using several standard rating scales. Study children had significantly higher levels of self-reported depression (Children's… CONTINUE READING
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