The Resource Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away : the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together, by Katherine Patterson Kelly, (electronic resource)

Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away : the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together, by Katherine Patterson Kelly, (electronic resource)

Label
Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away : the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together
Title
Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away
Title remainder
the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together
Statement of responsibility
by Katherine Patterson Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to describe the process of treatment decision making for parents of children with cancer who no longer lived together. Fifteen biological parents and stepparents of eight children with cancer who had made a major treatment decision in the past were interviewed. Using grounded theory techniques, the process of stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away in making treatment decisions was described by parents. The process depicted differing levels of parent involvement based on the parent's position in the family, involvement with the child before diagnosis, and stage of treatment. Psychosocial consequences for biological parent were linked to their decision making responsibility for the ill child. Stepparent effects were linked to interpersonal conflicts amongst the parents. Parents described a largely adaptive process of making treatment decisions for their children with cancer; including the additional burdens and challenges they faced because of their specific family circumstances. The findings from this study have implications for helping to better prepare nurses and other health care providers to care for similar families
Cataloging source
MMU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Katherine Patterson
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
NLM call number
QZ 275
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ganong, Lawrence H.
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  • Tumors
  • Decision making
  • Custody of children
  • Parent and child
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Decision Making
  • Neoplasms
  • Child
  • Family Characteristics
  • Divorce
  • Parental Consent
  • Parents
  • Residence Characteristics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away : the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together, by Katherine Patterson Kelly, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on April 1, 2010)
  • Vita
  • Thesis advisor: Lawrence H. Ganong
  • "May 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
605037762
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605037762
Label
Stepping up, stepping back, being pushed, and stepping away : the process of making treatment decisions for children with cancer by parents who no longer live together, by Katherine Patterson Kelly, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on April 1, 2010)
  • Vita
  • Thesis advisor: Lawrence H. Ganong
  • "May 2008"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
605037762
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605037762

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