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Uncertainty as organizing principle of action: teenagers living with parental somatic illness

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uncertainty as condition for teenage life when confronted with parental serious illness is presented as the main challenge charracterising this situation. based on 26 semi-structured interviews everyday life with an ill parent is described and analysed. a model of uncertainty is suggested which points to typical ways of handling the challenge by making firm divisions between a private and socal life-world and also divisions between a home-zone and a youth-life zone.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIllness, Crisis, and Loss
Volume22
Issue2
Pages (from-to)95-113
Number of pages19
ISSN1054-1373
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • parental illness, uncertainty, emotional oscillation, teenagers, Forældre/Forældresamarbejde, Ungdomsforskning

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