Books that may help you

  • Le deuil à vivre, M. F. Bacqué, éd. Odile Jacob, 2000.
  • La mort intime, M. De Hennezel, éd. Laffont, 1995.
  • L’amour ultime, M. De Hennezel et Y. Montigny, éd. Hatier, 1991.
  • Apprivoiser l’absence, adieu mon enfant, A. Ernoult-Delcourt, éd. Seuil, 1992.
  • Vivre le deuil au jour le jour, Ch. Faure, éd. Albin Michel, 1995.

Bereavement experienced by children

The whole family is in mourning. For children, questions and anxieties may resurface much later because perception of the reality of death varies greatly depending on age.

Up to the age of 3, death has no meaning for a child. It is still in a magical world, death is not final, it is reversible.

Between 4 and 6, the states of life and death are not antagonistic. They are two different states. Death is always present. He is in heaven, but he sees and hears what is happening on earth. A child does not fear death as do adults, it feels immortal but it suffers from separation.

Selina C. est médecin en pédiatrie aux HUG depuis 17 ans. Un service disponible jour et nuit pour les enfants et les parents où les belles histoires ne sont pas rares comme celle de cette petite fille, atteinte d’un cancer et guérie, qui, cette année, s’est inscrite en fac de médecine.

Pediatric Allergology

Attending Physician

Prof. Philippe Eigenmann


Allergic diseases are among the most common diseases of childhood. The mission of the field of allergy is to provide medical care to infants, children and adolescents with allergies.

The diagnosis and management of food, respiratory, skin, and medication allergies are among the specific concerns of the Pediatric Allergology Consultation.