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Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Grace H. Christ


In this book, the author relates the stories of 88 families and their 157 children (ages 3 to 17) who participated in a parent-guidance intervention through the terminal illness and death of one of the parents from cancer. The majority of the children successfully reconstituted their lives during the subsequent 8-14 months. Although recent studies of bereaved children have yielded important findings, they have not provided knowledge of how children's development affects their responses either before the death, through the dying experience, or in the later period in which families try to adapt ... More

Keywords: bereaved children, grief, parent-guidance intervention, terminal illness, death, parents, cancer, families, children's development, qualitative analytic methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195105919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grace H. Christ, author
Columbia University