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Adolescent

child from age 12 to 18

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Bereavement

the experience of a loss

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Fontanels

areas of immature skull bones that are connected by membranous tissue that compress during childbirth and allow rapid growth of the brain after

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Grief

the emotional response to loss

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Hospice

end of life philosophy focusing on making the patient comfortable and offering spiritual, social, and emotional support

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Infant

a child from 1 month to 1 year

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Life expectancy

statistical calculation of how long a person is expected to live based on birth year, environment, and other factor

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Life span

the maximum years a human could live under ideal conditions

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Mourning

the rituals and outward display of grief

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Neonate

from birth till 1 month old

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Palliative care

care aimed at making the person as comfortable as possible

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Preschooler

a child from age 3 to 6 years old

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Proprioception

the ability to sense the location, orientation, and movement of the body and it parts

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School-age

a child from age 6 to 12

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Toddler

a child from age 1 to 3