Children and young people's response to parental illness: a by David Morley, Xiaoming Li, Crispin Jenkinson

By David Morley, Xiaoming Li, Crispin Jenkinson

Assessment of the impression of parental ailment has collected major momentum over contemporary years. This e-book presents an up to date consultant, for various pros, on how quite a number stipulations may perhaps influence upon little ones and teenagers. each one bankruptcy presents an summary of present literature, an assessment of correct interventions, an ‘in perform’ part that offers counsel for readers when it comes to top perform, and destiny examine instructions. even supposing the first concentration of the ebook is directed at children’s and younger people’s reaction to their parent’s , the demanding situations of parenting also are often highlighted. also, the textual content offers an summary of size matters whilst investigating children’s and younger people’s reaction to parental illness.

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Not only does the ‘healthy’ parent assume extra duties and tasks, but also the children. Power (1985) found that families with a parent with MS that exhibited a willingness to share household and caregiving responsibilities were more cohesive and functioned better than families in which all members did not contribute equally. While it might be expected that family members will work together and take on extra family responsibilities when a parent is ill, the extent to which children should assume more adult responsibilities and tasks is controversial.

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