THE 2000 SCHERING LECTURE: “Is my mom going to die?” Answering children’s questions when a family member has cancer

Carole Robinson, Karen Janes


A prescription is needed for helping the family in ways that restore their wholeness and vitality as well as minimize illness-related distress. It is interesting that a mother who is diagnosed with a fractured femur has a rehabilitation program recommended to her. There is nothing comparable for families and children dealing with breast cancer. Nothing. Nothing is not good enough (Lewis et al., 2000, p. 217).

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