Telling Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness
When Kids Are Scared
Tell Them the Truth
How to Tell Them
When to Tell Them
Keep the Changes to a Minimum
Stick to the Rules
Prepare for the Tough Questions
When It Is Time to Get Help
Cancer Care http://www.cancercare.org/
Gilda's Club http:// www.gildasclub.org/
Kids Cope, Inc. http://www.kidscope.org/
About Kids Health http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org/
Helping children when a family member has cancer: dealing with a parent's terminal illness. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/ChildrenandCancer/HelpingChildrenWhenaFamilyMemberHasCancer/DealingWithaParentsTerminalIllness/dealing-with-a-parents-terminal-illness-intro. Updated June 2010. Accessed December 12, 2011.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2011 -
- Update Date: 12/12/2011 -
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