Adaptational process of parents of pediatric oncology patients

Title

Adaptational process of parents of pediatric oncology patients

Creator

Yeh CH; Lee TT; Chen ML; Li W

Publisher

Pediatric Hematology And Oncology

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Data Collection; Aged; Middle Aged; Family Relations; Religion; Family Health; adolescent; Preschool; Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support; Adaptation; Psychological; Caregivers/psychology; infant; Parents/psychology; Psychological; Stress; social support; Neoplasms/psychology; Taiwan/ethnology

Description

This study, based on grounded theory, explores the adaptational process of parents of pediatric oncology patients. Thirty-two Taiwanese parents (26 mothers and 6 fathers) were interviewed. Data were collected through individual in-depth and focus group interviews, observations, medical chart review, nurses' note, and researchers' reflexive journals. The findings suggest that parents adapt to their children's cancer by a dynamic process; i.e., they modify their coping tasks and related strategies as clinical events (e.g., diagnosis, side effects, relapses, or death) occur. This adaptational process consisted of five components: confronting treatment, maintaining family integrity, establishing support, maintaining emotional well-being, and searching for spiritual meaning. Related factors such as coping tasks are described.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

119-131

Issue

2

Volume

17

Citation

Yeh CH; Lee TT; Chen ML; Li W, “Adaptational process of parents of pediatric oncology patients,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12069.

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