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The Edge of MedicineStories of Dying Children and Their Parents$
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David J. Bearison

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389272

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.001.0001

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Families, Friends, and Hospital Practices

Families, Friends, and Hospital Practices

Chapter:
(p.125) Chapter Five: Families, Friends, and Hospital Practices
Source:
The Edge of Medicine
Author(s):

David J. Bearison

Linda Granowetter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.003.0005

This chapter is in two parts. The first part is about patient's and parent's narratives about what it is like for them interacting with their family and friendsaround the myriad issues that inevitably occur in children's and infant's end-of-life care.The second part is patient's and parent's narratives about problems and recurring frustrations relating to the medical staff and institutional practices as they bear upon end-of-life pediatric care.

Keywords:   medical staff, institutional practices, interacting, frustrations, end-of-life

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