A Better Place to Be: The role of peer-focused support groups for parents coping with and managing their child's emotional stability following the child's cancer diagnosis
Harris, Judith N.
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The purpose of this paper is to determine the role of peer-focused support groups for parents coping with and managing their child's emotional stability following the child's cancer diagnosis Social theories of support groups will be explored using the framework provided by Maton and Rappaport's compelling study of religious groups, while the significance of social bonds will be analyzed under the guidance of Emil Durkheim. The seminal research of Dr. Mark Chesler on the survivors and their families will outline the significance of parent-child relationships and the utilization of support-groups ·for parents in this delicate role.
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