OverviewOutlining valuable steps necessary to help children understand what happens when a parent has been diagnosed with cancer, this guide provides “hands-on-tools” to help those affected by cancer—as well as their loved ones—face many of the dilemmas that come with the disease. Even when a parent is sick, families can learn how to strengthen ties, provide comfort, and show loving concern for each other.
Author BiographySue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, is manager of psychosocial oncology for the South Carolina Cancer Center of the Palmetto Health Alliance in Columbia, South Carolina. Joan F. Hermann, MSW, LSW, is director of social work services at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Katherine V. Bruss, PsyD, licensed psychologist, and Joy L. Fincannon, RN, MS, are former staff editors at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.