A Student with a Terminal Illness Laurie was a Grade 5 student diagnosed with leukemia within the…

A Student with a Terminal Illness

Laurie was a Grade 5 student diagnosed with leukemia within
the past year. During this time, she was absent from school while receiving
chemotherapy treatment for her cancer and had lost her hair. The students were
aware of her condition. Her parents just called the school and reported that
Laurie died. The principal asks you to call a meeting of the crisis team,
teachers, and appropriate staff to discuss how to best approach the other students
about Laurie’s death. As the leader of this team, consider the following
questions.

Discussion Questions

1.
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A Student with a Terminal Illness

Laurie was a Grade 5 student diagnosed with leukemia within
the past year. During this time, she was absent from school while receiving
chemotherapy treatment for her cancer and had lost her hair. The students were
aware of her condition. Her parents just called the school and reported that
Laurie died. The principal asks you to call a meeting of the crisis team,
teachers, and appropriate staff to discuss how to best approach the other students
about Laurie’s death. As the leader of this team, consider the following
questions.

Discussion Questions

1. Who needs to be contacted before offering any news? What
do you need to know?

2. How do you decide what groups are the priority to receive
intervention?

3. Who are some typical groups?

4. What questions would you expect to have from students?

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