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Year 2021
July 2021

[Journal article] A Good Death in the Child with Life Shortening Illness: A Qualitative Multiple-Case Study

07 Jul 2021

Authors: Poh Heng ChongCatherine WalsheSean Hughes

Published in: Palliative Medicine. 2021 Jul 5:2692163211027700. doi: 10.1177/02692163211027700.

Summary points:

  • The process of dying in a medically ill child whilst unfortunate presents opportunities for making good.
  • Enablers can be common despite disease heterogeneity and unique circumstances, present at both structural and personal levels.
  • Comfort (beyond the physical realm) and dying that is not prolonged are positive attributes related to a child’s death.

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