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Care of the Terminally Ill Child

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  • A Child's Concept of Death

    A Child's Concept of Death Every child, at any age, has his or her own unique concept of death. Past experiences with death for the terminally ill child, as well as, his or her age, emotional develop...

  • Anticipatory Grief

    Anticipatory Grief What is anticipatory grief? Anticipatory grief is similar to the normal process of mourning, but it occurs before the actual death (in anticipation of the death). While mourning is...

  • Discussing Death with Children

    Discussing Death with Children Most children of all ages need honest and accurate information regarding their illness, treatment plan, treatment options, and prognosis. Children communicate their fea...

  • Glossary - Care of the Terminally Ill Child

    Glossary - Care of the Terminally Ill Child | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z |...

  • Grief and Bereavement

    Grief and Bereavement Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. The process of grieving is often long and painful for all who knew the child. This can include parents, siblings, relatives, frien...

  • Home Page - Care of the Terminally Ill Child

    Topic Index A Child's Concept of Death Discussing Death with Children Anticipatory Grief Physical Needs of the Dying Child Psychosocial Needs of the Dying Child Supportive/Palliative Care Hospice Imp...

  • Hospice

    Hospice What is hospice care? Hospice is a type of palliative care that provides services to improve the quality of life for the family and child. The word "hospice" literally means "a place of shelt...

  • Physical Needs of the Dying Child

    Physical Needs of the Dying Child Meeting the physical needs of the dying child are aimed at providing as much comfort as possible. The change from curing to caring means providing comfort to the chi...

  • Psychosocial Needs of the Dying Child

    Psychosocial Needs of the Dying Child The child with a terminal illness has the same need for love, emotional support, and normal activities as any person facing death. Love, respect, and dignity are...

  • Supportive/Palliative Care

    Supportive/Palliative Care What is supportive (palliative) care? Supportive, or palliative, care is care aimed at comfort versus cure and treatment. The decision to accept palliative care versus aggr...

  • The Dying Process

    The Dying Process The body goes through many changes in the dying process. Knowing the common symptoms of impending death may help families and children be prepared for them when they occur. In some ...

  • Topic Index - Care of the Terminally Ill Child

    Topic Index - Care of the Terminally Ill Child Care of the Terminally Ill Child Home A Child's Concept of Death Discussing Death with Children Anticipatory Grief Physical Needs of the Dying Child Psy...