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When Parents Say No: Religious and Cultural Influences on Pediatric Healthcare
(2006)
  • Luanne Linnard-Palmer
Abstract
Pediatric trauma and intensive care units are populated with children from all walks of life who speak various languages and have different customs and religious practices. They look to their parents to be their voice and to keep them safe. Parents are usually a valued part of the pediatric healthcare team. But what happens when those parents appear to be acting as adversaries rather than advocates? What happens when parents seek to follow their cultural or religious customs to aid their child’s recovery, and those practices prohibit or delay modern medical treatments? This book belongs in the hands of every pediatric healthcare professional, as well as social services professionals and clergy who deal with children and their families in these situations.
Keywords
  • Pediatrics
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Publisher
Sigma Theta Tau International
Citation Information
Luanne Linnard-Palmer. When Parents Say No: Religious and Cultural Influences on Pediatric Healthcare. Indianapolis, IN(2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luanne_linnard-palmer/1/