Variables associated with grief and personal growth following the death of a child from cancer: A mixed method analysis

Title

Variables associated with grief and personal growth following the death of a child from cancer: A mixed method analysis

Creator

Donovan L A; Wakefield C E; Russell V; Fardell J; Mallitt K A; Hetherington K; Cohn R

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2019

Subject

bereavement; grief; Mixed methods; oncology; personal growth

Description

This mixed method study explored parent and child characteristics that impact grief and personal growth in parents (n = 119) after a child dies from cancer in Australia. Medical components of a child's cancer care including radiation treatment, referral to palliative care, and location of death had a significant impact on levels of grief. Parents' gender, religious affiliation, and education level had a significant impact on levels of personal growth. This study further enhances our understanding of the impact of specific parent and child characteristics throughout a child's cancer treatment and end of life that may influence their families' experience of bereavement.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Donovan L A; Wakefield C E; Russell V; Fardell J; Mallitt K A; Hetherington K; Cohn R, “Variables associated with grief and personal growth following the death of a child from cancer: A mixed method analysis,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16942.

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