Spirituality in children confronting death.

TitleSpirituality in children confronting death.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsStuber, ML, Houskamp BM
JournalChild and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Pagination127-36, viii
Date Published2004 Jan
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Attitude to Death, Bereavement, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Infant, Male, Patient Care Team, Psychotherapy, Religion and Psychology, Religious Philosophies, Sick Role, Spirituality

This article uses a developmental framework to consider common spiritual issues raised by children and adolescents who are confronting death. The literature exploring the role of children's spirituality in addressing death is used to illustrate specific areas of concern and topics deserving further research. Clinical examples are offered to illustrate the types of situations encountered by mental health professionals dealing with seriously ill children and their families. Recommendations are offered for concrete approaches for mental health professionals dealing with families confronting the death of a child.

Alternate JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am