Family relationships in survivors of childhood cancer: Resource or restraint?

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  • Authors:
  • Linda M. Banner
  • Erica J. Mackie
  • Jonathan W. Hill


Family relationships may be an important mediator between childhood cancer and psychosocial adjustment in adult life. This paper focuses on the developmental task of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, with regard to the cancer survivor's family relationships. Theories, concepts and findings relevant to this specific focus are considered in relation to whether these relationships may prove a resource or a restraint in this process. Potential aspects of family relationships that may be of interest to research are discussed, and clinical implications drawn.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages8
JournalPatient education and counseling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996