At the Time of Death: Help for the Child’s Parents

Kathleen E. Jost, Joan E. Haase

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Abstract

A qualitative study was done to determine actions by health care personnel perceived as helpful and unhelpful to parents at the time of their child's death. A semistructured interview with 14 parents was conducted and data were classified according to existing or emerging themes: informing of the death, viewing the body, consent for autopsy, siblings, effects of health care personnel on the grieving process, supportive persons, chaplains, parents' states of mind at the time of death, attitudes of health care personnel, and closure. Implications for providing parental care at the time of the child's death are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1989

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Parents
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Health Personnel
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Attitude of Health Personnel
Siblings
Autopsy
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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At the Time of Death : Help for the Child’s Parents. / Jost, Kathleen E.; Haase, Joan E.

In: Children's Health Care, Vol. 18, No. 3, 06.1989, p. 146-152.

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Jost, Kathleen E. ; Haase, Joan E. / At the Time of Death : Help for the Child’s Parents. In: Children's Health Care. 1989 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 146-152.
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