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Communication with children and adolescents about the diagnosis of their own life-threatening condition

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-28T12:22:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-28T12:22:13Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13661
dc.description.abstract When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, one of the most challenging tasks facing health-care professionals is how to communicate this to the child, and to their parents or caregivers. Evidence-based guidelines are urgently needed for all health-care settings, from tertiary referral centres in high-income countries to resource limited environments in low-income and middle-income countries, where rates of child mortality are high. We place this Review in the context of children's developing understanding of illness and death. We review the effect of communication on children???s emotional, behavioural, and social functioning, as well as treatment adherence, disease progression, and wider family relationships. We consider the factors that influence the process of communication and the preferences of children, families, and health-care professionals about how to convey the diagnosis. Critically, the barriers and challenges to effective communication are explored. Finally, we outline principles for communicating with children, parents, and caregivers, generated from a workshop of international experts. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.title Communication with children and adolescents about the diagnosis of their own life-threatening condition en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 393 en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle The Lancet en
dc.PageNumber 1150-1163 en
dc.outputnumber 9873 en
dc.bibliographictitle (2019) Communication with children and adolescents about the diagnosis of their own life-threatening condition. <i>The Lancet</i>. 393:1150-1163. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Stein, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Dalton, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Rapa, E. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bluebond-Langner, M. en
dc.contributor.author5 Hannington, L. en
dc.contributor.author6 Hannington, L. en


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