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

David J. Bearison

Linda Granowetter

Oxford University Press

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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