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Ghosts in the nursery: the secret thoughts of a sick child's parents.
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PMID:  24818458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Parents facing a child's illness is difficult, nearly unbearable. In addition to the fear for their child's wellbeing, medical tests--even the entire health care system--seems to intrude upon family life, interrupting the family routine, disrupting the ability to live a normal life, and sometimes reintroducing thoughts of unprocessed traumas from the parents' pasts. This paper will explore how a therapist can expose how deep personal secrets--rejection, disgrace, disappointment--and subsequent feelings of guilt and shame arise during these crises, propose how to work with parents, and assist parents in processing these secrets.
Hilit Erel-Brodsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychotherapy     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0002-9564     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychother     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110672     Medline TA:  Am J Psychother     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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