A família da criança oncológica: testemunhos

Translated title of the contribution: Onchologic child's family: witnesses

Z. Azeredo*, J. Amado, H. N.A. Silva, I. G. Marques, M. V.C. Mendes

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Although the oncologic disease has a low incidence in children than in adults, it has a major complexity and impact, because children are the future. The objectives of this study are: To study the impact of a oncologic disease in diagnostic in children on their family To study how family coop The Authors interviewed the family of children who were admit into a oncologic hospital. Some conclusions: The diagnostic has a negative effect in the family. The family members sometimes are obliged to change the pares and functions. The brothers and sisters are also affected. The family adopt some adaptive strategies to coop with the health problem. The mothers feelings were diverse depending on child age, family function and therapeutic results.

Translated title of the contributionOnchologic child's family: witnesses
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalActa Medica Portuguesa
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Family
  • Onchologic disease


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