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The Edge of MedicineStories of Dying Children and Their Parents$
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David J. Bearison

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389272

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.001.0001

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Conclusions

Conclusions

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(p.151) Chapter Six: Conclusions
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The Edge of Medicine
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David J. Bearison

Linda Granowetter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389272.003.0006

In this chapter, conclusions are drawn from the narratives and how they might be applied to palliative, end-of-life medical practices. Why do end-of-life care issues/decisions in pediatrics remain so difficult to approach, discuss and resolve? Unlike geriatricians, pediatricians struggle to understand the death of their patients as a profound failure of medicine.

Keywords:   conclusions, difficult, resolve, failure, pediatricians

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