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Dying in the Twenty-First CenturyToward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well$
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Lydia M.D. Dugdale

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029124

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001

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Children

Children

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(p.133) 8 Children
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Dying in the Twenty-First Century
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John Lantos

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0008

John Lantos takes up the subject of the deaths of children. Attempting to make sense of the deep suffering and “radical uncertainty” that accompany such deaths, he appeals to both narrative and empirical studies. Lantos shows that how we think about critically ill children and how we care for them and their parents are important to an art of dying. Care of dying children remains an important representation of society’s response to the most desperate suffering.

Keywords:   Child deaths, Radical uncertainty, Narrative

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