Families Of Children With Chronic Illness:

  • Tara Elliot Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jillian Roberts Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Keywords: chronic illness, family functioning, children and youth

Abstract

A significant number of children are born with some kind of serious chronic illness and increasing numbers of youth with chronic illness are admitted to the care system. Given the improvements in medical treatments, the life expectancy of these children is rapidly increasing. The consequence is that affected families will need to adapt to, and accommodate, the needs of these special children. This literature review provides an overview of key research in this area, paying special attention to investigations that have focused on parents and siblings. This review will be especially salient for those child and youth care professionals who support these children and their families in the care system.
Published
2005-03-01
How to Cite
Elliot, T. ., & Roberts, J. (2005). Families Of Children With Chronic Illness: . Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 20, 72–82. Retrieved from http://acycpjournal.pitt.edu/ojs/jcycw/article/view/404
Section
Articles