Ömer Bayrak1, Elifcan Zamur1, Bahri Aşcı1, Serkan Yıldırım1, Gülberat Ince1, Özlem Üzüm1, Seçil Arslansoyu Çamlar2, Gonca Engin Özyurt3

1Tepecik Training And Research Hospital, Department Of Pediatrics, Izmir, Türkiye
2Izmir University Of Health Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine,, Department Of Pediatrics, Izmir, Türkiye
3Katip Celebi University, Department Of Child And Adolescent Mental Health, Izmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Child, death of parents, earthquake


Death is a challenging event even for adults, and when it comes to children, understanding death and coping with the absence of a loved one can be extremely difficult. The death of a parent is one of the most painful experiences a child can go through. How children perceive death and their reactions vary depending on their age. What parents and other loved ones fear the most is how to deliver the news of death to a child. Besides how to deliver the news, the timing of such news is also a critical consideration.In the aftermath of a major earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş on February 6.2023 a case is presented where a child was trapped under rubble and lost their mother.

Cite this article as: Bayrak O, Zamur E, Asci B, Yildirim S, Ince G, Uzum O, et al. Announcing the death of parents in cases of child earthquake victims. Pediatr Acad Case Rep. 2023;2(supp1):12-4.

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