“Cancer is a family diagnosis and it just hits everybody in a different way”: The Non-shared Experiences of the Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients

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“Cancer is a family diagnosis and it just hits everybody in a different way”: The Non-shared Experiences of the Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Lollis, Susan
dc.contributor.author Calvert, Laura
dc.date 2011-08-29
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T16:08:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T16:08:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2927
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of the non-shared experiences of two siblings from the same family when a third child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Three dyads consisting of two siblings of a third child who survived or died from cancer at least a year ago were recruited. Semi-structured retrospective interviews were completed and participants were asked to reflect on their past experiences as the sibling of a child with cancer, as well the present and future impacts of being the sibling of a child who survived or died from cancer. The interviews were analysed using phenomenology. Siblings from the same family were found to have more differences than similarities in their experiences. Differences between siblings were explained by differing ordinal positions and relationships as well as the survival status of the child with cancer. When providing care and services for the siblings of children with cancer, two siblings from the same family may have different program and support requirements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title “Cancer is a family diagnosis and it just hits everybody in a different way”: The Non-shared Experiences of the Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients 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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