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Discussing Illness and Death with Children

Lean On Me Gently: Helping the Grieving Child by Doug Manning
Discusses ways to help children who are grieving

My Wishes (for young children)
Allows children to express their wishes for the end of their lives.  Provides great talking points between children, their families, and their treatment teams.

Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives by Phyllis Rolfe Silverman.
A nice explanation on how children cope with death and grief

Shadows in the Sun:  The Experiences of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood by Betty Davies
Discusses the immediate, short-term, and long-term bereavement of siblings after a child dies.

Voicing My Choices (for adolescents & teens)
Allows children to express their wishes for the end of their lives.  Provides great talking points between children, their families, and their treatment teams.