A child dies, a child survives: the impact of sibling loss

Title

A child dies, a child survives: the impact of sibling loss

Creator

Gibbons MB

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Health Care

Date

1992

Subject

sibling bereavement

Description

When a child dies, the survivors-both parents and the remaining children—must adapt to a new reality. The immediate effect of sibling death is to precipitate grief and to increase the psychologic vulnerability of the remaining children. Communication patterns within a family in part determine the ease or difficulty with which members are able to live with the death of a child. This article discusses a family-centered approach toward support of siblings in bereavement. Strategies that assist surviving family members to mobilize their own strengths are presented. A review of resources pertaining to sibling loss is included.
1992-03

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Gibbons MB, “A child dies, a child survives: the impact of sibling loss,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 15, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11605.

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