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Coping with death

Publication year
2009
Author(s)
Linebarger, J. S.; Sahler, O. J.; Egan, K. A.
Pages
350-5; quiz 356
Volume
30
Number
9

Children’s concept of death is influenced by experience, culture, and developmental stage. Dying children benefit from open communication about death, based on research findings and clinical experience (summarized in Hurwitz, 2004). Everyone in the family is affected by the loss of a loved one, even the youngest family members. Pediatricians can help families by listening and supporting them during the processes of loss and bereavement.

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