Families, Friends, and Hospital Practices

David J. Bearison and Linda Granowetter

in The Edge of Medicine

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195389272
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979219 | DOI:
Families, Friends, and Hospital Practices

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This chapter is in two parts. The first part is about patient's and parent's narratives about what it is like for them interacting with their family and friendsaround the myriad issues that inevitably occur in children's and infant's end-of-life care.The second part is patient's and parent's narratives about problems and recurring frustrations relating to the medical staff and institutional practices as they bear upon end-of-life pediatric care.

Keywords: medical staff; institutional practices; interacting; frustrations; end-of-life

Chapter.  6497 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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