ERIC Number: ED043977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Dying Child: The Management of the Child or Adolescent Who is Dying.
Easson, William M.
Primarily describing the child who must endure a lengthy terminal illness and prolonged period of dying, the text presents the developmental stages of the child's understanding of his own death. Characteristics of the child at various ages (preschool, elementary school, and adolescent) are examined in areas such as hospitalization effects, physiological reactions and disease symptoms, psychological and emotional effects, changes in social roles and relationships, fantasy and imagination, and religious interest. The reactions and adjustments of the family of a dying child, and the role and influence of the treatment personnel are explored. The provision of an atmosphere of love and security for the dying child is emphasized throughout the text. (RD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Attitudes, Children, Death, Diseases, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Pathology, Physiology, Preschool Children
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62703 ($5.75)
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