Study published: Experiences of being siblings of children diagnosed with cancer


A study recently published in Journal of Family Studies has explored how siblings of children diagnosed with cancer describe their experiences in interaction with other young people with similar experiences.

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The study was based on focus group interviews with 30 Swedish-speaking youths, aged 14-23 years, who were siblings of children diagnosed with cancer.

The results of the study show that the siblings experienced a moral dilemma; they experienced difficulty in dealing with the severity of the situation at the same time as they had a feeling of loneliness and that their needs were unmet. The results also show how a sibling’s cancer can disrupt both the relationships within a family and relationships with school and friends.

Read the full article "Siblings of children diagnosed with cancer: being faced with a moral dilemma". It is written by Emma Hovén, Annika Lindahl Norberg, Teolinda Toft and Ulla Forinder.

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Last modified: 2022-05-25