Children’s Conceptions of Illness and Death
In her recent book, Conceptual Change in Childhood , Susan Carey reports that “there is a robust clinical literature on the child’s understanding of death” (, p. 60). She says that in reviewing the literature published in English during the last 80 years, “A remarkably consistent picture emerges from this research. All authors agree on three periods in the child’s emerging understanding of death” (, p. 60).
KeywordsConceptual Change Leukemic Child Terminal Illness Mature Concept Dead Person
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