Research and Rationales
November 5th, 2022
The Garcia family presents for treatment with the primary concern that their adolescent daughter, Anna, has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Anna has begun aggressive chemotherapy that has been very distressing for everyone in the family. Prior to this most recent stressful event, the family reports that they got along well and experienced minimal conflict. Parents, Jorge and Alice, complain that everyone is handling the stress of Anna’s diagnosis in their own way and it is just not working for them as a family. Discuss how the COPE Inventory could be used as an assessment tool with the Garcia family.