American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Guidance on Supporting the Grieving Child and Family

AAP describes the ways that pediatricians can support children and families navigating the death of a loved one within an updated policy, “Supporting the Grieving Child and Family: Clinical Report.”
The AAP provides recommendations for pediatricians when counseling families, describing children’s developmental understanding of death and providing ways to help them cope with common feelings like guilt and shame. Guidance also is provided on cultural sensitivity, funeral attendance, working with schools and other practical information for pediatricians and family members.

Access the full press release from AAP to learn more.