Cancer in Our Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness

by Joan F. Hermann, MSW, LSW, Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN

American Cancer Society | October 1, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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A parent's cancer diagnosis can be extremely stressful for children, whether they're toddlers or teenagers, and this helpful, calming guide teaches parents how to talk to children and help allay their fears. With expert advice on the latest psychosocial approaches to helping children cope, this guide helps parents teach children about the diagosis, treatment, potential recurrences of the illness, and terminal illness. It offers a chapter on understanding psychosocial support services and how to use them. An illustrated activity section is also included and helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 1, 2013

Publisher: American Cancer Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1604432187

ISBN - 13: 9781604432183

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Cancer in Our Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness

by Joan F. Hermann, MSW, LSW, Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 1, 2013

Publisher: American Cancer Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1604432187

ISBN - 13: 9781604432183

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A parent's cancer diagnosis can be extremely stressful for children, whether they're toddlers or teenagers, and this helpful, calming guide teaches parents how to talk to children and help allay their fears. With expert advice on the latest psychosocial approaches to helping children cope, this guide helps parents teach children about the diagosis, treatment, potential recurrences of the illness, and terminal illness. It offers a chapter on understanding psychosocial support services and how to use them. An illustrated activity section is also included and helps even the youngest children record their thoughts and feelings so they can learn how to navigate through this emotional time.

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