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Brain Stem Glioma: Two Case Studies
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (2005)
  • Ruth K. Rosenblum, San Jose State University
Abstract

The paths taken by each family in coming to terms with the dismal prognosis associated with brain stem glioma can be quite different. The case studies of 2 school-age girls diagnosed with a brain stem glioma within weeks of each other are presented. The multi-disciplinary team response to each family was individualized at each stage of diagnosis, treatment, and end-of-life care, as expected. The ultimate chronologic union of these 2 families as each child neared death was somewhat uncanny. The experience of each family, and their relationship with the team through this process, was an intense challenge and learning experience.

Keywords
  • brain stem glioma,
  • case studies,
  • brain
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Publication Date
2005
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Citation Information
Ruth K. Rosenblum. "Brain Stem Glioma: Two Case Studies" Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruth_rosenblum/6/