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July 1981

The Dying Child: The Management of the Child or Adolescent Who Is Dying

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University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642

 

ed 2, by William M. Easson, 115 pp, 1 illus, $11.75, Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1981.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(7):674-675. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130310076034

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Abstract

Six years ago I read the first edition of Dr William Easson's The Dying Child for the first time. On numerous occasions since then I have reread various sections myself or directed students or colleagues to the book. Thus, it was with a great deal of pleasurable anticipation that I accepted the assignment to review the newly published second edition of The Dying Child—and I was not disappointed.

Unlike many other texts available, The Dying Child represents the thoughts and feelings of a single individual who draws on his own extensive knowledge and clinical experience to provide the reader with a cohesive framework for understanding the terminally ill child or adolescent, the family, and the treatment team. Practical suggestions about a variety of issues, including how to interpret and then answer the question "Am I going to die?" make this book an invaluable clinical resource.

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