International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 13, Iss. 6, 22 Jun 2007, pp 256
In the last couple of months, I have had two very different experiences of a child’s response to death. Smokey’s demise was a predictable event – for a goldfish, life has a short prognosis. As a palliative care nurse I was acutely aware that this was an opportunity to ensure that my six-year-old son was able to understand death and dying as a part of life.