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Enhancing Connections Program in Improving Communication Between Patients With Incurable Cancer and Their Children

Complete title: The Enhancing Connections Program in Palliative Care: Taking Care of the Children

Research Study Number 9480
Principal Investigator Frances Lewis, PhD
Phase Pilot

Research Study Description

This pilot clinical trial studies the use of the Enhancing Connections Program in improving communication between patients with incurable cancer and their children. The Enhancing Connections Program is an educational program that may provide patients with new competencies to improve communication with their children and help them to cope with their parent's incurable cancer.

Eligibility Criteria (must meet the following to participate in this study)

Ages Eligible for Study: 25 Years to 65 Years

Genders Eligible for Study: Both

- Parents will be eligible if they have a diagnosis of incurable cancer of any type

- Read and write English among their languages of choice

- Have a child 5-17 years old living at home who has been told their parent's cancer diagnosis

- The child does not have learning challenges

Other eligibility criteria may apply.

Exclusions (conditions that would prevent participation in this study)

- Parents will be excluded if they are enrolled in hospice at time of enrollment; (however, they will be allowed to continue in the study if they enroll in hospice after beginning the study)

- Parents will be ineligible if their child lives in the home less than 50% of the time

Other exclusion criteria may apply.

Research Study Number 9480
Contact Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Intake Office
Telephone 800-804-8824 / 206-606-1024

Keywords: Hematologic Malignancies; Solid Tumors; Neoplasms

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