The Arc of Generational Care: A Case Series Considering Grandparent Roles and Care Needs in Pediatric Palliative Care*

Emily Kuhn, Sabrina Schalley, Meghan Potthoff, Meaghann S. Weaver

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Children receiving palliative care services are held within the context of a family and often within multiple-generational arms. The purpose of this case series paper is to recognize grandparents’ roles in their family system from a personal, cultural, and anthropological perspective; to explore emotions and experiences as applies to grandparents of children receiving palliative care; and to provide tangible insight into caring well for families across the generational arc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Grandparent
  • palliative care
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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