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The Weeping WillowEncounters with Grief$
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Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325379

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001

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The Weeping Willow

The Weeping Willow

Children Dealing with Impending Death

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(p.11) 2 The Weeping Willow
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The Weeping Willow
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Lynne Dale Halamish

Doron Hermoni

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0002

This chapter discusses ways to handle children dealing with the impending death of a relative, describing the case of three-year-old Sachar, who visited her grandmother who had already lost consciousness. It suggests that children, like adults, should be a part of the dying process of their close relatives, and also highlights the importance of allowing children to have the opportunity to say goodbye to dying relatives in a comfortable way.

Keywords:   children, death, relative, grandmother, dying process

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