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The Edge of Medicine: Stories of Dying Children and Their Parents

David J. Bearison


This book is a sequel to When treatment fails: How Medicine Cares for Dying Children (Oxford University Press, 2006). Its purpose was to systematically document persuasive issues that arise in pediatric end-of-life palliative care: when to withhold or withdraw curative treatments, how to manage pain and suffering, how to communicate bad news to patients and families, how the staff copes with patients dying and how they are able to move on, how best to train staff in pediatric end-of-life care, and how the staff understands the reactions of dying patients and their families. Similar in form (i. ... More

Keywords: treatment fails, medicine, palliative, pain, dying, pediatric, policies, quality-of-life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Bearison, author
City University of New York