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When a child dies : how pediatric physicians and nurses cope

Author: Robert S McKelvey
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is it possible for practitioners of the healing arts to cope with the deaths of children and the devastating grief of their families? Physician Robert McKelvey looks squarely at this painful question and gets to the heart of it in When a Child Dies. Although the stories he tells are replete with heartbreak, the illuminate the successes and failures of medical training in helping doctors and nurses confront these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S McKelvey
ISBN: 9780295986531 0295986530
OCLC Number: 69391420
Description: viii, 319 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Residents --
1. "The patient dies and that's it, next patient!" --
2. "They came into the hospital with a daughter and they left with a small blue box of her stuff" --
3. "What prevents us from being 'midwives of death, ' something that has always been the physician's role?" --
4. "What could you say? It wasn't all right. Her beautiful only child was going to die" --
5. "I can't remember a time that we got together and talked about our feelings. Men don't do that" --
pt. 2. Attending physicians --
6. "It's my job to get families through the worst time in their lives" --
7. "Coping with death is a process ; you find your own way" --
8. "It's not about me, it's about the patient" --
9. "People don't know how long the pain from the death of a child lasts. It takes years" --
10. "I love caring for young families and sick babies" --
11. "I know I'm not God, but I always try to save them." pt. 3. Nurses --
12. "No one understands what we do and no one can empathize with what we're going through except us" --
13. "I've seen way too many dead babies" --
14. "Being faced daily with the fact that life is temporary and unpredictable seriously affects the way I life" --
15. "There's nothing right about a dead baby" --
16. "You can't open your heart to everyone and be grieving all the time" --
Conclusions --
Appendix A : Interview questions --
Appendix B : Survey of prior research --
Abbreviations --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert S. McKelvey.
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