Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Michel, Gisela; Heg-Bachar, Zina; Gianinazzi, Micòl; von der Weid, Nicolas; Kuehni, Claudia (2013). Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Childhood Cancer Survivors. Psycho-oncology, 22(Suppl), pp. 85-86. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1099-1611.2013.3393

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BACKGROUND: When a child is diagnosed with
cancer, parents are confronted with the potential
fatality of the disease. This traumatic stressor is
often followed by additional stressful events during
treatment. However, once their child is cured many
parents also reported experiencing psychological
growth. We aimed to describe post-traumatic
growth (PTG) in parents of adolescent childhood
cancer survivors, compare it with PTG in existing
samples experiencing stressful events, and describe
characteristics of parents who report PTG.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Michel, Gisela; Heg-Bachar, Zina; Gianinazzi, Micol Eva and Kühni, Claudia

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1057-9249

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

11 Mar 2014 10:46

Last Modified:

26 Sep 2017 22:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1099-1611.2013.3393

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.42208

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/42208

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