Psychosocial research and practice with adult children of cancer patients Book Section


Authors: Mosher, C. E.; Weiss, T. R.
Editors: Holland, J. C.; Breitbart, W. S.; Jacobsen, P.l B.; Lederberg, M. S.; Loscalzo, M. J.; McCorkle, R.
Article/Chapter Title: Psychosocial research and practice with adult children of cancer patients
Abstract: (from the chapter) This chapter first reviews the literature on emotional distress and posttraumatic stress responses to parental cancer. We refer the reader to Part IV of this book for information on emotional responses to testing for genetic susceptibility to cancer. Second, the challenges associated with caring for a parent with cancer are discussed. Third, research on coping efforts and personal growth related to parental cancer is reviewed. Finally, directions for future research and implications for clinical practice are presented. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: adult children; coping; parental cancer; emotional distress; posttraumatic stress responses; caregiving; personal growth
Book Title: Psycho-Oncology. 2nd ed
ISBN: 978-0-19-536743-0
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2010-01-01
Start Page: 532
End Page: 536
Language: English
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
ACCESSION: Book: 2010-06876-075
PROVIDER: psycinfo
DOI/URL:
Notes: Book Chapter: 75 -- "Source: PsycINFO"
MSK Authors
  1. William S Breitbart
    344 Breitbart
  2. Talia Weiss
    16 Weiss
  3. Jimmie C B Holland
    233 Holland
  4. Catherine E Mosher
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