End of Life in Pediatrics: The “Relief” of Poetry on Pain by Reaching Children's Spirituality

  • Andrea Calandrino
    Address correspondence to: Andrea Calandrino, MD, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Child and Maternal Health, University of Genoa, Largo Paolo Daneo 3, 16132 Genoa, Liguria, Italy
    Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Child and Maternal Health (A.C.), University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Liguria, Italy
    IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini (A.C.), 16147 Genoa, Liguria, Italy
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      This article provides a brief overview on the role of poetry into the pediatric palliative and end-of-life care setting. Starting from examples, the author deepens possible applications to the world of children and offers a poem, from his direct experience, which deals with the cited thematic.

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