Journal article

Caring for the terminally ill adolescent.

MR Carr-Gregg, SM Sawyer, CF Clarke, G Bowes

The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1997

Abstract

Terminally ill adolescents, a heterogeneous group, face unique problems in coming to terms with the prospect of death and dying. In parallel, the psychosocial sequelae of a terminal illness in the adolescent, and their effects on the family and health professionals, present unique challenges for management. Using a developmental framework, we examine issues surrounding the care of dying adolescents and present strategies for their management.