The pediatrician and childhood bereavement

M. L. Wolraich, J. Aceves, H. M. Feldman, Jr Hagan, B. J. Howard, A. Navarro, A. J. Richtsmeier, H. C. Tolmas, F. D. Armstrong, D. R. DeMaso, P. Gilbertson, W. J. Mahoney, G. J. Cohen

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Pediatricians should understand and evaluate children's reactions to the death of a person important to them by using age-appropriate and culturally sensitive guidance while being alert for normal and complicated grief responses. Pediatricians also should advise and assist families in responding to the child's needs. Sharing, family support, and communication have been associated with positive long-term bereavement adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-447
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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