Table of Contents

Issues in clinical management. Children's understanding of death.
Pain and symptom management.
Psychosocial aspects of serious illness in childhood and adolescence: curse or challenge?.
Caring for children with life-limiting illness and their families: focus on pediatric hospice nursing.
Neonatal death.
Care for the child with HIV infection and AIDS. Support systems. Caring for bereaved parents.
After a child dies: helping the siblings.
Spiritual care of children and parents.
Staff support in pediatric hospice care.
Unpaid staff: the volunteer component.
Lessons in grief: a practical look at school programs.
Therapeutic play and creative arts: helping children cope with illness, death, and grief.
The primary care physician's role. Different contexts, different lessons. Learning from one another: lessons from pediatrics for palliative care.
Palliative care in an inpatient hospital setting.
Ethical decision making at the end of life.
Incorporating children in an adult hospice program.
Death-related literature for children and adolescents: selected, annotated, and with guidelines and resources for adults. Annotation Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses--and their families-- require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, the first edition of which won the 1993 Pediatric Nursing Book of the Year Award, provides an authoritative source for the many people involvedin caring for dying children. It draws together contributions from leading authorities in a comprehensive, fully up-to-date resource, with an emphasis on practical topics that can be put to immediate use. The book covers the entire range of issues related to the hospice environment and is intendedfor all those who participate in the hospice-care process: physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers, clergy, family therapists, parents, and community service volunteers