Advanced

Maintaining everyday life in a family with a dying parent: Teenagers' experiences of adapting to responsibility.

Melcher, Ulrica; Sandell, Rolf LU and Henriksson, Anette (2015) In Palliative & Supportive Care 13(6). p.1595-1601
Abstract
Teenagers are living through a turbulent period in their development, when they are breaking away from the family to form their own identities, and so they are particularly vulnerable to the stressful situation of having a parent affected by a progessive and incurable illness. The current study sought to gain more knowledge about the ways that teenagers themselves describe living in a family with a seriously ill and dying parent. More specifically, the aims were to describe how teenagers are emotionally affected by everyday life in a family with a dying parent and to determine how they attempt to adapt to this situation.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Palliative & Supportive Care
volume
13
issue
6
pages
1595 - 1601
publisher
Cambridge University Press
external identifiers
  • pmid:25800062
  • wos:000365665500010
  • scopus:84949765596
ISSN
1478-9515
DOI
10.1017/S1478951515000085
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
40b0d5d0-baf9-4997-a00e-1020937f520e (old id 5257849)
date added to LUP
2015-04-09 15:00:54
date last changed
2017-03-26 03:00:42
@article{40b0d5d0-baf9-4997-a00e-1020937f520e,
  abstract     = {Teenagers are living through a turbulent period in their development, when they are breaking away from the family to form their own identities, and so they are particularly vulnerable to the stressful situation of having a parent affected by a progessive and incurable illness. The current study sought to gain more knowledge about the ways that teenagers themselves describe living in a family with a seriously ill and dying parent. More specifically, the aims were to describe how teenagers are emotionally affected by everyday life in a family with a dying parent and to determine how they attempt to adapt to this situation.},
  author       = {Melcher, Ulrica and Sandell, Rolf and Henriksson, Anette},
  issn         = {1478-9515},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1595--1601},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Palliative & Supportive Care},
  title        = {Maintaining everyday life in a family with a dying parent: Teenagers' experiences of adapting to responsibility.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951515000085},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2015},
}