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Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 00 Part 1. Residents 00 1. "The patient dies and that's it, next patient!" 00 2. "They came into the hospital with a daughter and they left with a small blue box of her stuff." 00 3. "What prevents us from being 'midwives of death,' something that has always been the physician's role?" 00 4. "What could you say? It wasn't all right. Her beautiful only child was going to die." 00 5. "I can't remember a time that we got together and talked about our feelings. Men don't do that." 00 Part 2. Attending Physicians 00 6. "It's my job to get families through the worst time in their lives." 00 7. "Coping with death is a process. You find your own way." 000 8. "It is not about me; it's about the patient." 000 Ch9. "People don't know how long the pain from the death of a child lasts. It takes years." 000 10. "I love caring for young families and sick babies." 000 11. "I know I'm not God, but I always try to save them." 000 Part 3. Nurses 000 12. "No one understands what we do and no one can empathize with what we're going through except us." 000 13. "I've seen way too many dead babies." 000 14. "Being faced daily with the fact that life is temporary and unpredictable seriously affects the way I live." 000 15. "There's nothing right about the death of a child." 000 16. "You can't open your heart to everyone and be grieving all the time." 000 Conclusion: Early Experiences with Child Patients' Deaths 000 Appendix A. Interview Questions 000 Appendix B. Survey of Prior Research 000 Notes 000 Glossary 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Physician and patient.
Children and death.
Terminally ill children.
Death -- Personal Narratives.
Grief -- Personal Narratives.
Adaptation, Psychological -- Personal Narratives.
Medical Staff, Hospital -- psychology -- Personal Narratives.
Pediatric Nursing -- Personal Narratives.