Drawings from a Dying Child: Insights into Death from a Jungian Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Drawings from a Dying Child

Insights into Death from a Jungian Perspective, 1st Edition

By Judith Bertoia


138 pages

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Does a dying child understand death? How can we help children who are dying?

Originally published in 1993, this book concerns a young girl, Rachel, terminally ill with leukaemia. The book describes a series of drawings she made and shows how they reveal her inner experience, how she became fully aware that she was dying and even came to accept death. The result is a moving and informative story that will be invaluable to caregivers and families with a dying child. It provides new understanding of the experience of a dying child and suggests practical strategies for coping.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations. Acknowledgements. 1. Children and Death 2. Current Theory 3. Tools for Understanding Rachel’s Art 4. Rachel’s Journey 5. What We Learned 6. Suggestions for Helpful Interactions. Glossary. Appendix A: Story Text and Teacher Notes. Appendix B: Expert Classification. Appendix C: Information Sheet. Appendix D: Drawing Category Record Form. Appendix E: Table 1. Chronological Order Matched to Random Order Seen by Experts. Appendix F: Table 2. Expert Classification of Random Drawings. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Jung

Routledge Library Editions: Jung brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1927 and 1993. Covering a variety of areas this set reflects the continued interest in Jung and analytical psychology, showing how Jungian theory can have influence in many walks of life. It provides in one place a number of reference sources from a range of authors, showing the development of Jung’s theories over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian