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Talking with children about death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8106926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nurses are often asked to respond to children's questions about death and to advise parents and teachers on how to discuss this topic with children. This article reviews the concepts that children must learn to understand and cope with a death. Cognitive limitations of young children that may result in guilt and misinterpretations are reviewed. Advice is provided on how nurses can assist infants, young children, and adolescents in dealing with deaths of significant others or their own impending death. The importance of identifying and addressing the personal needs of the helper are underscored.
D J Schonfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0891-5245     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Health Care     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-24     Completed Date:  1994-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709735     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-74     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death
Child, Preschool
Patient Education as Topic*
Pediatric Nursing

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