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dc.contributor.advisorCunningham, Kiran, 1961-
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Judith N.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-17T20:03:52Z
dc.date.available2012-08-17T20:03:52Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/27384
dc.descriptionvii, 55 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
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dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Anthropology and Sociology.;
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dc.titleA 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 diagnosisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this thesis.


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