​Singapore study suggests parents with terminally ill children tend to hide emotional pain from their spouses


Published on : 21-Jan-2020

A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. The study, conducted by psychologists at NTU through interviews, revealed the parents’ preference to support each other in pragmatic and solution-oriented ways such as discussing treatment options, arranging care plans and sharing caregiving responsibilities.

​Media reports:

CNA, 21 Jan, 10pm (live studio interview)
CNA938, 24 Jan (live radio interview)
Shin Min Daily News, 20 Jan, page 6
Medical Xpress (UK), 16 Jan
Science Codex, 16 Jan 
News Medical Life Sciences (Australia), 16 Jan
Scienmag (UK), 16 Jan
Bioengineer (UK), 16 Jan

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