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Children 6–8 Years of Age: Themes

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/9780195105919.003.0007
Children 6–8 Years of Age: Themes

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This chapter describes the impact of terminal cancer on the lives of 33 children — 16 girls and 17 boys — aged 6 to 8. They came from 30 families, and their surviving parents were 17 mothers and 13 fathers. The important themes that are germane to children in this age group are surveyed.

Keywords: cancer; bereavement; bereaved children; early school-age children; surviving parents

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