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The private worlds of dying children

Author: Myra Bluebond-Langner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1980, ©1978.
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Additional Physical Format: Reprint of (manifestation):
Bluebond-Langner, Myra, 1948-
Private worlds of dying children.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)3480475
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myra Bluebond-Langner
ISBN: 0691028206 9780691028200
OCLC Number: 10327187
Notes: "Princeton paperbacks."
Description: xv, 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Children as actors --
2. The world of Jeffrey Andrews --
3. What terminally ill children know about their world. The hospital's physical plant ; Hospital personnel ; Other patients ; The disease : treatment, process, and prognosis --
4. How terminally ill children come to know themselves and their world. Becoming aware as a socialization process ; The stages of awareness --
5. Knowing and concealing. Mutual pretense : the context of awareness ; The development and maintenance of mutual pretense --
6. Mutual pretense : causes and consequences. The children ; The parents ; The hospital staff ; Open awareness : the alternative --
7. Conclusion. Death, self, and society ; Relating to terminally ill children --
Appendix. Doing the fieldwork : a personal account.
Responsibility: Myra Bluebond-Langner.
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Winner of the 1997 Charles A. Corr Award in Literature "To present the child's view is always refreshing and, even if the children are dying of leukemia, their ways of adapting to, denying, Read more...

 
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