Death and dying have often been treated as experiences distant from childhood, both in policy and practice. Often, in conversations and policy documents, death appears to be a subject pertinent to older age or chronic illness, specifically cancer. However, this Special Issue contributes to a different discourse, which suggests that children may also be confronted with death, not simply as grievers but also dying themselves.
Public debates have only engaged with child death since the 2000s, but with vast differences across nations. This Special Issue seeks to acknowledge such discussions, both empirical and theoretical, and bring together current knowledge about the following areas, without being restrictive: childhood death, sibling death, impact of child death, migration and child death, chronic illness in children, terminal stages of illnesses and death, family bereavement following child death, and the professional response to child death. This Special Issue seeks to engage various disciplines, offering a wider view of the subject that will benefit a wider audience. Hence, authors from disciplines like medicine, social care, the social sciences and more are invited to submit manuscripts.
Dr. Panagiotis Pentaris
Dr. Panayiota Christodoulou
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Dr Panagiotis Pentaris