Cross-Illness Comparison of Separation and Divorce among Parents Having a Child with a Life-Threatening Illness

Title

Cross-Illness Comparison of Separation and Divorce among Parents Having a Child with a Life-Threatening Illness

Creator

Kalnms IV

Publisher

Children's Health Care

Date

1983

Subject

Parent caregivers; Child Illness; Divorce; Separation

Description

Methodological problems make it difficult to determine whether or not the rate of separation or divorce among families caring for a child with a chronic life-threatening illness such as leukemia, spina bifida, or cystic fibrosis is higher than expected The best studies indicate that the probabilty of divorce is not higher, but some contradictory evidence suggests the need for further investigation Parents who divorce rarely attribute their separation to the child s illness Since 20% to 50% of parents report a strengthening of their marriage, research on effective family coping should receive high priority.
1983

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Kalnms IV, “Cross-Illness Comparison of Separation and Divorce among Parents Having a Child with a Life-Threatening Illness,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 7, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12429.

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