"Always be honest" – How to communicate with critically ill children

Interview with Professor Emeritus Dietrich Niethammer, Retired Director, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Tübingen


Image: Prof Dietrich Niethammer; Copyright: Tübinger Kinderklinik/Peter Weber

Prof Dietrich Niethammer; © Tübinger Kinderklinik/Peter Weber

Image: boy lies in a hospitalbed and is looking up to a doctor whose hand lies on the boy's shoulder; Copyright: panthermedia.net/spotmatikphoto

When a child notices, that the doctor is always honest, the relationship between the two changes. The doctor is now a trustwhorty person and a real partner; © panthermedia.net/spotmatikphoto

Image: Olga Wart; © Rolf Stahl