Experiences of mothers in five countries whose child died of cancer

Title

Experiences of mothers in five countries whose child died of cancer

Creator

Davies B; Deveau E; deVeber B; Howell D; Martinson I; Papadatou D; Pask E; Stevens M

Publisher

Cancer Nursing

Date

1998

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; United States; Palliative Care; Adult; Canada; Mother-Child Relations; Middle Aged; Attitude to Death; Cross-Cultural Comparison; adolescent; Preschool; bereavement; infant; Greece; Norway; Oncologic Nursing; Hong Kong; Neoplasms/nursing/psychology/therapy

Description

Although increasing attention is being focused on the emotional aspects of caring for dying children and their families, few research reports concentrate on the experiences of mothers, particularly in different countries. This article describes the findings of an exploratory, descriptive study that investigated the experiences of mothers from five different countries who each had a child die from cancer in the past 6 months. Principal investigators, members of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, conducted semistructured interviews with 21 mothers in their own countries. No culturally related differences were noted among mothers, and the mothers' recall of their experiences are more similar than different. All mothers, irrespective of country, described similar reactions to the diagnosis, management of the end-stage illness, and challenge of coping with bereavement. Lessons learned from this project provide suggestions for future research across countries.
1998

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

301-311

Issue

5

Volume

21

Citation

Davies B; Deveau E; deVeber B; Howell D; Martinson I; Papadatou D; Pask E; Stevens M, “Experiences of mothers in five countries whose child died of cancer,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12019.

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