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When Treatment FailsHow medicine cares for dying children$
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David J. Bearison

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156126

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.001.0001

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Twenty Stories About How Children Die

Twenty Stories About How Children Die

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When Treatment Fails

David J. Bearison

Oxford University Press

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

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