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[Supporting severely ill and dying children. Suggestions for practical interventions]

Publication year
2006
Author(s)
Di Gallo, A.; Burgin, D.
Pages
1142-8
Volume
49
Number
11

In our culture, the death of a child is a rare, but shocking experience. Supporting severely ill or dying children requires knowledge of developmental psychology and consideration of their social environment. This article summarizes aspects of children’s concepts of death and outlines the psychological reactions of seriously ill children and adolescents. Finally, the authors provide practical suggestions for meaningful interventions.

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