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The Impact of a Sibling’s Death in Intensive Care Unit: Are We Doing Enough to Help Them?

Journal title
Cureus
Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Sombans, S.; Ramphul, K.; Sonaye, R.
Pages
e2518
Volume
10
Number
4

As physicians, we have lost many children who were under our care despite our best efforts. For most of us, after breaking the news to the family, we move on to treat our next patient who needs help. However, the family and most importantly the siblings have a harder time. The aim of this report is to try to understand how they cope with the loss of a sibling who was previously in intensive care unit.

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