When a child has advanced cancer, it’s common for family members to experience a unique and complicated form of grief as they prepare for their child’s end of life. Anticipatory grief shares similarities with conventional grief but is often mixed with hope for a loved one’s survival. Understanding anticipatory grief’s signs and stages can help those who will eventually take this painful journey.
In this on-demand webinar from June 28, 2023, Dr. Megan Schaefer, a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, joins the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation community for a conversation about anticipatory grief in relation to the pediatric brain tumor journey, the different feelings experienced by parents, caregivers, siblings, and patients, and ways to navigate anticipatory grief when facing a child’s end of life.
Thanks to the generosity of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s donors, this and all webinars are free for families and other members of the pediatric brain cancer community. If you have questions, need support or would like a copy of the presentation slides, please email [email protected].