Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study.

Title

Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study.

Creator

Barrera M; Alam R; D'Agostino NM; Nicholas DB; Schneiderman G

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2013

Subject

sibling bereavement; T

Description

We investigated longitudinally parental perceptions of siblings' bereavement after childhood cancer death. Parents were interviewed 6 months (n = 25) and 18 months (n = 75) post-death. Data are analyzed combined and over time. The following themes emerged: (a) expression of grief missing deceased child (verbally, crying), behavioral problems, difficulty understanding the meaning of death (pre-schoolers), and avoiding talking with parents about feelings (adolescents); (b) what helps siblings grief moving on, talking about deceased child and social support; (c) relationship with parents improved for most siblings; and (d) bond with deceased sibling: pretend-play (preschoolers), dreaming, and career choices (adolescents). Over time, themes reflected stability and change.
2013-01

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

25-46

Issue

1

Volume

37

Citation

Barrera M; Alam R; D'Agostino NM; Nicholas DB; Schneiderman G, “Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14633.

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