Crisis intervention strategies when caring for families of children with cancer

Title

Crisis intervention strategies when caring for families of children with cancer

Creator

Hendricks-Ferguson VL

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Humans; Adult; Professional-Family Relations; Patient Care Planning; Family/psychology; Intervention; Interventions; Parent caregivers; Nursing Assessment/methods; Crisis Intervention/methods; Neoplasms/nursing/psychology

Description

A diagnosis of childhood cancer is an unexpected life event that often precipitates a situational crisis for all family members. Required cancer treatments and other ongoing stressors for both child and family will significantly disrupt the family's equilibrium and well-being. An increasingly important role of the pediatric oncology nurse is to facilitate crisis intervention strategies that help families adjust to the psychosocial stresses associated with childhood cancer, yet many nurses have little or no training in crisis theory and/or crisis intervention strategies. This article reviews family crisis theories and outlines crisis intervention strategies that are appropriate for the family of a child with cancer.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

3-11

Issue

1

Volume

17

Citation

Hendricks-Ferguson VL, “Crisis intervention strategies when caring for families of children with cancer,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11846.

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