Family relationships in survivors of childhood cancer: Resource or restraint?

Linda M. Banner, Erica J. Mackie, Jonathan W. Hill

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    Family relationships may be an important mediator between childhood cancer and psychosocial adjustment in adult life. This paper focuses on the developmental task of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, with regard to the cancer survivor's family relationships. Theories, concepts and findings relevant to this specific focus are considered in relation to whether these relationships may prove a resource or a restraint in this process. Potential aspects of family relationships that may be of interest to research are discussed, and clinical implications drawn.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-199
    Number of pages8
    JournalPatient education and counseling
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996


    • Adolescents
    • Cancer
    • Family relationships
    • Psychosocial effects
    • Survivors
    • Young adults


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