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Multifaith Care for Sick and Dying Children and their Families: A Multidisciplinary Guide

This is a book written specifically for nurses and healthcare workers involved with the care of sick and dying children and young people

This is a book written specifically for nurses and healthcare workers involved with the care of sick and dying children and young people.

While there are resources on the spiritual needs and care of children in general, not too much is available on the religious and cultural needs of sick children and their families in hospitals and hospices. This book was written to fill that gap.

Although the book is clearly divided into chapters dealing with different faith groups, there is so much information in them that it is difficult to take it all in.

One theme running through the book is: ‘Do not assume you know: ask the family/child,’ which is good advice for any interaction with a family and certainly in cultural and religious matters. In some places, paradoxically, despite all the information, the book comes across as somewhat superficial and vague – but

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