One for All – All for One
Familienorientierte Beratung für Kinder krebskranker Elterngerman translation / full article
Family-Focused Counselling for Children of Cancer Patients
Summary: To be diagnosed with cancer is a real shock, and is associated with much stress and strain – not only for the patients themselves, but also for their families. On average, children of cancer patients show stress-levels comparable to those of peers. However, 10–20% of them are at risk for developing emotional and behavioural problems. Family functioning proves to be a predictor for identifying those children and their families to provide preventive and resource-oriented counselling. Family practitioners could make a valuable contribution based on their location close to the family as well as their personal relationship to family members.