On the Child's Own Initiative: Parents Communicate With Their Dying Child About Death

Title

On the Child's Own Initiative: Parents Communicate With Their Dying Child About Death

Creator

Jalmsell L; Kontio T; Stein M; Henter Jan-Inge; Kreicbergs U

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2014

Description

Open and honest communication has been identified as an important factor in providing good palliative care. However, there is no easy solution to if, when and how parents and a dying child should communicate about death. This paper reports how bereaved parents communicated about death with their child, dying from a malignancy. Communication was often initiated by the child and included communication through narratives such as fairy-tales and movies and talking more directly about death itself. Parents also reported that their child prepared for death by giving instructions about his or her grave or funeral and giving away toys.
2014-08

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Jalmsell L; Kontio T; Stein M; Henter Jan-Inge; Kreicbergs U, “On the Child's Own Initiative: Parents Communicate With Their Dying Child About Death,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15008.

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