Resilient families

Talia I Zaider, David Kissane

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This chapter examines a model of family resilience it applies to the setting of palliative care. It attempts to address a question about the characteristics of resilience in families and describes a recently developed model for understanding families in palliative care. It explains the concept and the underlying principles of so-called Family Focused Grief Therapy. It also suggests that the developmental life cycle of the family and its functioning as a group are key parameters in the conceptualization of family resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity
EditorsBarbara Monroe, David Oliviere
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730320
ISBN (Print)9780199206414
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Development life cycle
  • Family
  • Family resilience
  • Grief therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Resilience

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