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The Private Worlds of Dying Children
by Myra Bluebond-Langner


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"The death of a child," writes Myra Bluebond-Langner, "poignantly underlines the impact of social and cultural factors on the way that we die and the way that we permit others to die." In a moving drama constructed from her observations of leukemic children, aged three to nine, in a hospital ward, she shows how the children come to know they are dying, how and why they attempt to conceal this knowledge from their parents and the medical staff, and how these adults in turn try to conceal from the children their awareness of the child's impending death.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The death of a child," writes Myra Bluebond-Langner, "poignantly underlines the impact of social and cultural factors on the way that we die and the way that we permit others to die." In a moving drama constructed from her observations of leukemic children, aged three to nine, in a hospital ward, she shows how the children come to know they are dying, how and why they attempt to conceal this knowledge from their parents and the medical staff, and how these adults in turn try to conceal from the children their awareness of the child's impending death.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780691028200
  • ISBN-10: 0691028206
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: May 1980
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.53 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds

Series: Princeton Paperbacks

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