On the child's own initiative: parents communicate with their dying child about death
2015 (English)In: Death Studies, ISSN 0748-1187, E-ISSN 1091-7683, Vol. 39, no 2, 111-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 article reports how bereaved parents communicated about deathwith 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 39, no 2, 111-117 p.
Other Health Sciences
Research subject Medical Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237041DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.913086ISI: 000347166600006PubMedID: 25153166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-237041DiVA: diva2:766153