Communication between parents and well-siblings in the context of living with a child with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition

Title

Communication between parents and well-siblings in the context of living with a child with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition

Creator

Jaaniste T; Tan S C; Aouad P; Trethewie S

Identifier

Publisher

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Date

2020

Subject

communication; life-limiting illness; Life-threatening condition; parent-child communication; parents; siblings

Description

Effective parent-child communication may serve to buffer the potential negative impacts of stressful situations on a child. Children who have a brother or sister with a life-threatening or life-limiting medical condition may turn to their parents for help with comprehending the situation, to help maintain their own ability to function across various life areas or to receive emotional support. There is a need for more investigation into the nature and importance of parent-child communication in the context of living with a seriously ill brother or sister. The current paper presents a framework of parent-sibling communication in the context of living with a seriously unwell child, distinguishing the focus of communication (illness-related vs. non-illness-related) and the purpose of communication (information-provision vs. emotional support). Such a framework offers a holistic approach to exploring some of the challenges of communication between parents and well-siblings. The state of current knowledge regarding the focus and purpose of communication between parents and well-siblings is reviewed, and implications for research and possible clinical applications discussed. Copyright © 2020 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (The Royal Australasian College of Physicians)

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Citation List Month

November 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Jaaniste T; Tan S C; Aouad P; Trethewie S, “Communication between parents and well-siblings in the context of living with a child with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17253.

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