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When a Parent Has Cancer : A Guide to Caring for Your Children - Wendy S. Harpham, M.D.

When a Parent Has Cancer

A Guide to Caring for Your Children

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At some point in our lives, many of us will face the crisis of an unexpected illness. For parents, the fear, anxiety and confusion resulting from a cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating.

When A Parent Has Cancer is a book for families written from the heart of experience. A mother, physician, and cancer survivor, Dr Wendy Harpham offers clear, direct, and sympathetic advice for parents challenged with the task of raising normal, healthy children while they struggle with a potentially life–threatening disease.

Dr Harpham lays the groundwork of her book with specific plans for helping children through the upheaval of a parent's diagnosis and treatment, remission and recovery, and if necessary, confronting the possibility of death. She emphasises the importance of being honest with children about the gravity of the illness, while assuring them that their basic needs will always be met.

Included is Becky and the Worry Cup, an illustrated children's book that tells the story of a seven–year–old girl's experiences with her mother's cancer.

Meeting your children's fundamental needs -- Caring for your children through the crisis of a new diagnosis -- Caring for your children beyond the first few weeks -- Grief, fear, and children's other emotions -- Helping your children live with uncertainty and tame their fear of death -- Family members with special needs: teenagers, single parents, the well spouse -- Taking care of you -- Caring for the children when cancer recurs or becomes a chronic disease.

ISBN: 9780062032157
ISBN-10: 0062032151
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd March 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia