Crispety-I know that some pediatric oncology nurses participate with the Make a Wish Foundation.
They will normally call the foundation and request that the child’s wish be granted. Make a Wish will then dispatch a wish granter to the child’s home once they are released and interviewed to find out what the child actually wants.
This information is brought back to the Make a Wish Foundation and they provide the gift to the child. Sometimes it is a shopping spree and other times they request to meet a celebrity.
I guess this is one positive way to cope with the grief of working with children that are faced with cancer.