October 1971

A Conference With the Family of a Leukemic Child

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Pediatrics (Drs. Ablin, Stein, Kushner, Zoger, and Mrs. Mikkelson) and the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute (Dr. Binger), University of California-San Francisco.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(4):362-364. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110040146018

The initial conference with the family of a child recently diagnosed as having a malignant disease establishes the basis for ongoing supportive care. How this meeting is conducted will significantly influence the further therapy of the child and his family. We present the topics essential to that conference.