Emily is now 12 and her health has continued to decline over the past 18 months. Emily’s extended family, friends and school community have continued to be supportive.
- List the information and education you would provide to Emily’s school teacher prior to Emily visiting the school.
- As Emily’s illness progresses, her younger sibling, who is eight-years-old, asks you directly if Emily is going to die. As the health professional involved in Emily’s care, how could you respond to this question?
- Discuss strategies that could be implemented before and after Emily’s death to help Emily’s siblings deal with their loss.
- Emily’s mother spoke openly when Emily asked about her grandmother looking down from her star. In what further ways might Emily’s spiritual needs be supported?