Dealing with the Death of a Child: The Nursing Perspective


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Dealing with the Death of a Child: The Nursing Perspective
As any bereaved parent can attest, the death of a child constitutes perhaps the worst trauma that any human being can suffer. Children are lifelines to the future, the repository of parents’ hopes and dreams, and seeing them pass away has led many parents to divorce, substance abuse, suicide, and other methods of coping with an impossible burden.
For nurses, the challenges of caring for bereaved parents—all the way from preparing a parent for the death of their child to follow-up interventions for the parent—are also among the most daunting challenges in the profession. It will require every ounce of a nurse’s knowledge, empathy, and tact to help parents manage the...
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