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Bereavement in the Beginning Phase of Life: Grief in Children and Their Families

Nancy F. Cincotta

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0028
Bereavement in the Beginning Phase of Life: Grief in Children and Their Families

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

There are unique developmental considerations that need to be recognized in order to assist children facing the loss of any significant member of their world: sibling, parent, grandparent, other relative, teacher, caregiver, or friend.

The loss of a sibling or parent and the parental loss of a child present particular clinical issues that must be identified.

The concept of “family memory” and the creation of family memories are valuable constructs when working with children facing illness and death in their families.

Therapeutic rituals and interventions assist children who have a loved one facing death and those who have had a death of someone significant in their lives.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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