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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159131
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Coping Support for Siblings of Dying Children
Abstract:
Coping Support for Siblings of Dying Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Montgomery, Lou Ann, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Title:Associate Director
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 15 Turner Circle, North Liberty, IA, 52317, USA
Contact Telephone:319-356-3959
Co-Authors:Martha Craft-Rosenberg, PhD, RN, Professor; Shelly S Eisbach, BSN, RN, Graduate Research Assistant; Daniel Clay, PhD, Associate Professor; Jennifer Hoyle, BA, Graduate Research Assistant; and Jennifer MacConnell, MA, Graduate Research Assistant
The death of a child forever alters the lives of family, including the
child's healthy siblings (HS) (IOM, 2002). Families experiencing the death
of a child are faced with the most stressful situation in life, yet
healthy siblings are often the most neglected family members (Davies,
1995). HS of dying children need assistance with coping, expressing
feelings, and comfort measures during periods of sadness and fear (Chesler
& Barbarin, 1987; Packman et al., 1997; Ross-Alaolmolki, 1995). Siblings
who are comforted, taught, included, and validated feel they have learned
from this experience and are better prepared to deal with death. Siblings
who are disregarded, left out, and shamed feel as if nothing good came
from their experience (Sahler & Carpenter, 1989; Coleman & Coleman, 1984;
Davies, 1995, 2002). While guidance is available to parents and
professionals, evidence-based interventions are not reported for the HS of
children who are dying.
Our research team is developing and piloting a theory-based intervention
for families. The treatment package is based on a) theories of Selye
(1956, 1983), Lazarus and Folkman (1984); b) cognitive behavioral therapy
techniques (Barrett & Ollendick, 2004); and c) preliminary studies of
Craft et al. (1990, 2001), Montgomery (2000), Kleiber, Montgomery, &
Craft-Rosenberg (1995), and Clay et al (2000).
The Coping Support for Siblings of Dying Children (CSSDC) intervention
assists healthy siblings through: a) psychoeducational materials and
explanations to facilitate HS and parental coping; b) additional materials
for HS understanding of death, mourning, stress, and spirituality. The
intervention materials are portable and will be available through
workbook, video, CD-Rom, and internet formats.
This poster will present a synthesis of the literature on HS of dying
children. Our CSSDC Intervention will be presented with preliminary data
from interviews with families experiencing the death of a child.
Directions for further research will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCoping Support for Siblings of Dying Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159131-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Coping Support for Siblings of Dying Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Montgomery, Lou Ann, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Director</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 15 Turner Circle, North Liberty, IA, 52317, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319-356-3959</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lou-montgomery@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Martha Craft-Rosenberg, PhD, RN, Professor; Shelly S Eisbach, BSN, RN, Graduate Research Assistant; Daniel Clay, PhD, Associate Professor; Jennifer Hoyle, BA, Graduate Research Assistant; and Jennifer MacConnell, MA, Graduate Research Assistant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The death of a child forever alters the lives of family, including the <br/> child's healthy siblings (HS) (IOM, 2002). Families experiencing the death <br/> of a child are faced with the most stressful situation in life, yet <br/> healthy siblings are often the most neglected family members (Davies, <br/> 1995). HS of dying children need assistance with coping, expressing <br/> feelings, and comfort measures during periods of sadness and fear (Chesler <br/> &amp; Barbarin, 1987; Packman et al., 1997; Ross-Alaolmolki, 1995). Siblings <br/> who are comforted, taught, included, and validated feel they have learned <br/> from this experience and are better prepared to deal with death. Siblings <br/> who are disregarded, left out, and shamed feel as if nothing good came <br/> from their experience (Sahler &amp; Carpenter, 1989; Coleman &amp; Coleman, 1984; <br/> Davies, 1995, 2002). While guidance is available to parents and <br/> professionals, evidence-based interventions are not reported for the HS of <br/> children who are dying. <br/> Our research team is developing and piloting a theory-based intervention <br/> for families. The treatment package is based on a) theories of Selye <br/> (1956, 1983), Lazarus and Folkman (1984); b) cognitive behavioral therapy <br/> techniques (Barrett &amp; Ollendick, 2004); and c) preliminary studies of <br/> Craft et al. (1990, 2001), Montgomery (2000), Kleiber, Montgomery, &amp; <br/> Craft-Rosenberg (1995), and Clay et al (2000). <br/> The Coping Support for Siblings of Dying Children (CSSDC) intervention <br/> assists healthy siblings through: a) psychoeducational materials and <br/> explanations to facilitate HS and parental coping; b) additional materials <br/> for HS understanding of death, mourning, stress, and spirituality. The <br/> intervention materials are portable and will be available through <br/> workbook, video, CD-Rom, and internet formats. <br/> This poster will present a synthesis of the literature on HS of dying <br/> children. Our CSSDC Intervention will be presented with preliminary data <br/> from interviews with families experiencing the death of a child. <br/> Directions for further research will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:44:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:44:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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