Chronic Illness and Childhood Death

Pentaris, Panagiotis and Christodoulou, Panayiota, eds. 2019. Chronic Illness and Childhood Death, Children, . 2227-9067 [Edited Journal]

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Abstract or Description

Death and dying have often been treated as experiences distant from childhood, both in policy and practice. Often, in conversations and policy documents, death appears to be a subject pertinent to older age or chronic illness, specifically cancer. However, this Special Issue contributes to a different discourse, which suggests that children may also be confronted with death, not simply as grievers but also dying themselves.

Public debates have only engaged with child death since the 2000s, but with vast differences across nations. This Special Issue seeks to acknowledge such discussions, both empirical and theoretical, and bring together current knowledge about the following areas, without being restrictive: childhood death, sibling death, impact of child death, migration and child death, chronic illness in children, terminal stages of illnesses and death, family bereavement following child death, and the professional response to child death. This Special Issue seeks to engage various disciplines, offering a wider view of the subject that will benefit a wider audience. Hence, authors from disciplines like medicine, social care, the social sciences and more are invited to submit manuscripts.

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Edited Journal


child death, family bereavement, chronic illness, dying, childhood, children’s hospice care final stage

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Centre for Community Engagement Research


4 March 2019

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01 Mar 2024 12:39

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01 Mar 2024 12:39


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