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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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Conclusions

Conclusions

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(p.257) 8 Conclusions
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When Treatment Fails
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David J. Bearison

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0008

This chapter concludes that the most compelling part of the narratives found in the preceding chapters is the diverse ways in which they are able to capture the changes of end-of-life issues in pediatrics. It determines that, in most of the narratives, it is difficult to recognize the discipline that is being voiced in terms of the issues being raised and the ways of speaking about them. The chapter also discusses withdrawing care and ethical concerns.

Keywords:   narratives, end of life, pediatrics, withdrawing care, ethical concerns

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