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Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science
Based mainly on grounded theory analysis of interviews with33 nurses, this study describes what kind of roles experienced pediatric nurses take with families who have children in the terminal stages of cancer. During the terminal stage, the nurses notonly work to take care of a family's anxieties and uncertainties, but at the same time try to lead the family toward accepting the fact that they are losing a child and encourage them to make their decisions carefully. When a child is very close todoi:10.5630/jans1981.20.3_69 fatcat:qghbjix4xvgulnywiflfblc6za