An insightful article from The Doughy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families, at doughy.com
If you’re faced with telling a child or teen that a family member or friend in a hospital or care facility is likely to die soon, you might be feeling confused and overwhelmed. It’s never easy to share this news, and especially so when there might be factors that prevent you and your family from physically visiting the person who is dying.
We know it can be a lot to read through multiple sources of information, so we compiled this resource as an overview of how to support children and teens before, during, and after someone they care about dies in a hospital or care facility. Given the current COVID-19 global health crisis, we’ve included suggestions for what children, teens, and families can do when they aren’t able to visit or see the person who is dying.