This work is resultant of a literature revision that had as intention to identify to the perception of death in children with cancer from the cognitivo development of the child and its social representations during the invasive treatments. Read more here: James A. Levine, M.D.. The data cited in previous scientific publications had been collected of August of 2010 the May of 2011. When the child is attack for a cancer, the family if desestrutura had to the changes in the routine and the imminent fear of the loss and the death. The constructions of its familiar ones ahead of the probable losses are originary of its experiences front they.
The cancer terrifies for the cultural and historical association with the death. Here the impacts of the cancer versus death had been also studied; its respective representations for its cuidadores and the influence of these representations in the perception of the child in relation to the adoecimento. Being thus, an explicit communication between the cuidadores, the multiprofessional team and the oncolgico patient can assist in the understanding of the child when ahead of the illness. Word-key: child with cancer. family. multiprofessional team. losses. death INTRODUCTION With the evolution of science, knows that all human being follows a natural order that includes the rising, to grow, to reproduce and to die. These stages of the evolution of the life constitute the Vital Cycle and are characterized for constructions of meanings concernentes to one determined context partner-description.