Making Meaning After the Death of a Child

Title

Making Meaning After the Death of a Child

Creator

Clancy S; Lord B

Publisher

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Date

2018

Subject

bereavement; death; medical education; palliative therapy; storytelling; voice; article; child; controlled study; empathy; female; human; mother; narrative; skill; student; videorecording

Description

Two bereaved mothers recount how they made meaning after the deaths of their children, recounting how opportunities to tell their stories in medical settings enabled them to construct narratives that promoted resilience and a sense of control. Pediatric palliative care can be conceived as opening space for patients and guardians to tell their stories outside of the specifics of illness, so medical teams can work to accommodate families' values and goals, thereby initiating the process of meaning making. Viewing videos of parent stories enables medical trainees to enhance their communications skills, empathy, and compassion.Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.

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Citation List Month

September 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Clancy S; Lord B, “Making Meaning After the Death of a Child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15206.

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