A terminally ill child is a child who has no expectation of a cure for his or her disease or illness. Click on the links above to learn more about caring for a terminally ill child.
Print Source: Silence Is Not Golden: Communicating With Children Dying From Cancer. Beale, E. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2005, vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 3629-31.
Online Source: Talking with Your Child, National Cancer Institutehttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/youngpeople/page4
Online Source: Children and Grief, National Cancer Institutehttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/bereavement/Patient/page6
Online Source: How A Child Understands Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncologyhttp://www.cancer.net/coping-and-emotions/communicating-loved-ones/how-child-understands-cancer
Online Source: Caring for a Terminally Ill Child: A Guide for Parents, American Society of Clinical Oncologyhttp://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/advanced-cancer/caring-terminally-ill-child-guide-parents
Online Source: Talking with Your Child about His or Her Illness, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizationhttp://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3335
Online Source: Helping Children Cope with Death, American Academy of Pediatricshttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Pages/Helping-Children-Cope-with-Death.aspx
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