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Twenty Stories About How Children Die

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195156126
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999873 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0003
Twenty Stories About How Children Die

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This chapter provides stories of what it is like for children to die in hospitals. The stories presented also show what it is like for the families and the medical staff upon learning that the child is going to die. These stories are the cases that were sampled during the months when the author was obtaining narratives.

Keywords: children dying; narratives; death rates; neonatal care unit; experience of families

Chapter.  39733 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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