Influence of gender on the problems of parents of fatally ill children

Title

Influence of gender on the problems of parents of fatally ill children

Creator

Cooke JA

Publisher

Journal Of Psychosocial Oncology

Date

1984

Subject

Parent caregivers; gender; Fatally Ill Children; Parental Problems; Sick Children

Description

This investigation addressed the question of whether mothers and fathers have different problems during a child's fatal illness. A study of 145 parents of children who were treated for cancer or blood disorders at a large urban pediatric hospital and who subsequently died found that parents did have some common problems. However, both mothers and fathers reported many problems that were unique and could be attributed to their differential roles in the family. The implications of the qualitative and quantitative analyses of the data are discussed in relation to the influence of gender on parents' social construction of reality and to anticipatory and postdeath mourning.
1984

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

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Citation

Cooke JA, “Influence of gender on the problems of parents of fatally ill children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 10, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12424.

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