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Mother and 3-Year-Old Daughter

Grace Hyslop Christ

in Healing Children's Grief

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195105919
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105919.003.0001
Mother and 3-Year-Old Daughter

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This chapter tells the story of Rachel, who lost her father to cancer at age three. Since then her case was followed until she left for college at age 18. The other children and families described in the book were followed for about 18 months. Thus, they provide an important understanding of the more immediate consequences of the tragedy of losing a parent. Rachel's story was included because it provides a longer-term perspective on the impact of a young parent's death. It also underscores the need for longer-term follow-up studies.

Keywords: death; bereavement; bereaved children; grief; cancer; parents; families

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