Different ways to help families cope
When parents face dealing with a child who is terminally ill or who has been diagnosed with cancer, it is natural for them to be incredibly unsure of how to handle the situation. Many parents experience a range of their own emotions, have many questions regarding treatment and controlling the disease, and are uncertain of how their family will move forward during the difficult times to come. It is important that families know that they are not alone during this process. A lot of research has been done on how families can care for themselves and their sick children even when coping with a terminal diagnosis.
There are two types of specialized care to help children and families cope with these diagnoses: palliative care and hospice care.