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A 6-year-old boy with glioblastoma has a recurrence of the tumor despite aggressive treatment. The physician discusses the patient's prognosis with his parents and recommends palliative care. The parents ask how they should talk with their son about his prognosis and possible death. The physician advises that the parents should be honest and follow the patient's lead during the conversation. This patient most likely has which of the following concepts of death?
(A) Being asleep
(B) Being final
(C) Being a long journey
(D) Being a temporary separation from his parents
(E) No understanding of death
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B) being final.


I was wonder, where all these questions are comming from - now I know for sure - USMLE free 150...

I had this one wrong, but I remembered the right answer, so dont ask for explanation : )
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But neither brs nor daughtery says so:\
They say that untill 9 years old, he will still not able to believe that death is final
I would go with e :\
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children start to understand the concept of death between 8-9 years of age, so i would answer E.
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i choose E
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I would go for E.....
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Answer please
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C'mon jinni dear, give us the answer
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the most DUMBO question of medical ethics history
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JINNI!!! It's just a question, nobody dies! Stop crying and give us the answer!!!!
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Its B......... DocSikorski............. you got it correct

thats what is given in the sample Qs ans i guess .....
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Its B......... DocSikorski............. you got it correct

thats what is given in the sample Qs ans i guess .....
Thnx! I worried that I could have had a wrong answer key...
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B) being final.


I was wonder, where all these questions are comming from - now I know for sure - USMLE free 150...

I had this one wrong, but I remembered the right answer, so dont ask for explanation : )
You already had known the source so why then asking.I wasnt sure of the explanation so i had put up this question.I felt E was the answer.

Sorry for not posting the answer actually these questions were done1 day before exam so didnt had time
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JINNI!!! It's just a question, nobody dies! Stop crying and give us the answer!!!!
Yeah dude i know its just a question but it seems you are the one making a hell out of it EVEN AFTER KNOWING THE ANSWER And SOURCE.

who is dying and crying ?
It seems u r the one sulking.
Any ways being mature enough i know its hard and we some time have frustration building.Just concentrate on ur studies u will do well.

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At what age (range) does a child understand death is final?
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Okay....So, it's 6+ yo onward a child begins to understand the finality of death
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Default Children's understanding of death, depending on age

http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/F...tandingofdeath
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Had this wrong cause Kaplan says AFTER 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD.
Gosh i hate it when this happens.
now corrected it. from 6 years on you fully understand death concept.
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i took my exam on 27 may 2014. the same question stem appeared before me but they changed the question. they said that the boy thinks he is responsible for his sister death. the question was what to tell his mother worry ?
the answers given were:
1-reassurance
2- start anti depressants
3- refer to child psychiatrist to do evaluation

i can't remember the rest of answers
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i took my exam on 27 may 2014. the same question stem appeared before me but they changed the question. they said that the boy thinks he is responsible for his sister death. the question was what to tell his mother worry ?
the answers given were:
1-reassurance
2- start anti depressants
3- refer to child psychiatrist to do evaluation

i can't remember the rest of answers
thanks a lot for your input! really have no idea to answer this... if you find out please let me know, what was the age of the boy? 6 years as well?
doesnt look like 6 cause otherwise he would fully understand death and not feel guilty IMO, correct me if im wrong
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