Spirituality in children confronting death.
|Title||Spirituality in children confronting death.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Stuber, ML, Houskamp BM|
|Journal||Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America|
|Date Published||2004 Jan|
|Keywords||Adaptation, 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 Journal||Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am|