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Balancing Grief and Survival: Grounded Theory Analysis of Experiences of Children with Brain Tumours and Their Parents

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dc.contributor.advisor Beaton, John
dc.contributor.advisor Lollis, Susan
dc.contributor.advisor Bouffet, Eric
dc.contributor.author Eaton Russell, Ceilidh
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-03T16:14:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-03T16:14:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-12
dc.date.created 2013-12-13
dc.date.issued 2014-01-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7739
dc.description.abstract While researchers have explored many important aspects of living with childhood cancer, including the multitude of strains on family members and their reactions, very little is known about the experiences of children with brain tumours and their parents. Grounded theory methods were utilized to explore the unique and shared elements of the experiences of childhood brain tumours, from the perspectives of these children and their parents. Woven throughout their stories were expressions of grief and uncertainty related to the tumour and its effects on their lives. Children and parents tried to maintain a positive outlook and a sense of normalcy, in order to cope and to adapt to the struggles and the changes in their lives. A substantive theory of Balancing Grief and Survival was developed, offering a lens through which to view the children’s and parents’ complex experiences, struggles and coping strategies as integrated, dynamic processes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject pediatric en_US
dc.subject childhood en_US
dc.subject brain tumour en_US
dc.subject neuro-oncology en_US
dc.subject grief en_US
dc.subject relationship en_US
dc.subject coping en_US
dc.title Balancing Grief and Survival: Grounded Theory Analysis of Experiences of Children with Brain Tumours and Their Parents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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