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ERIC Number: EJ887217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Revealing a Child's Pathology: Physicians' Experiences
Scelles, Regine; Aubert-Godard, Anne; Gargiulo, Marcela; Avant, Monique; Gortais, Jean
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n6 p743-752 Jul 2010
In this study, 12 physicians and 12 care-givers were interviewed using semi-structured interviews. We explored physicians' experiences when they revealed a diagnosis. We also tried to understand which family members the physician was thinking of, with whom they identified themselves, and their first choice of the person to whom they prefer to announce the diagnosis. The results showed that revealing a diagnosis is a traumatic event for a physician, regardless of whether they first addressed the mother then her husband, the couple together, or more infrequently the father, brothers and sisters of the affected child. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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