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Purpose Intensive care is a stressful environment in which team-family conflicts commonly occur. If managed poorly, conflicts can have negative effects on all parties involved. Previous studies mainly investigated these conflicts and their management…

Context: More than 74% of pediatric deaths occur in an intensive care unit (ICU), with 40% occurring after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies (WOLST). No needs assessment has described provider needs or suggestions for improving the WOLST…

Background/aims: The death of a child or young adult is fundamentally painful. Evaluating end-of-life care experiences can identify specific needs and ensure good quality care is provided. Our aim was to identify tools assessing quality of dying,…

Background/aims: Neurological conditions, such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, are the main diagnoses of referral for many pediatric palliative care teams. Nevertheless, parents of children with such conditions globally report insufficient…

Background/aims: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in global mass bereavement; in the UK alone there have been 140,000 deaths to date, with a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian or minoritized ethnic (BME) communities. Voluntary and community…

Context: Structural racism negatively impacts individuals and populations. In the medical literature, including that of palliative care, structural racism's influence on interracial differences in outcomes remains poorly examined. Examining the…

Background/aims: Parental involvement in the decision-making processes about medical treatment for their child with a life-limiting condition is recognised as good practice. Previous research has highlighted factors affecting the decision-making…

Pediatric advance care planning (pACP) is an important strategy to support patient-centered care. It is known to be difficult, yet paramount, to involve the child in pACP while adjusting treatment to age and the corresponding stage of development.…

Palliative care (PC) is an integral component of optimal critical care (CC) practice for pediatric patients facing life-threatening illness. PC acts as an additional resource for patients and families as they navigate through critical illness.…

Technological advancements and rapid expansion in the clinical use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) across all age ranges in the last decade, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to important ethical considerations. As a costly and…

ABSTRACT Context Increasingly, chronically critically ill (CCI) infants survive to discharge from Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Little is known about their care intensity and the primary and specialty palliative care families receive at and…

BACKGROUND: Paediatric palliative care provides supportive care to children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses throughout the disease trajectory. Up to 42% of children receiving palliative care in Canada will die within a freestanding…

BACKGROUND: Most children needing palliative care (PC) live in low- and middle-income countries. In Colombia, pediatric palliative care (PPC) knowledge among healthcare professionals (HCPs) is lacking as PPC is not included in the educational…

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study is to suggest a powerful strategy to overcome the misperceptions of undergraduate nursing students' about paediatric palliative care (PPC), through simulation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A one-group…

OBJECTIVES: Losing a child prior to midlife may be a uniquely traumatic event that continues to compromise parents' well-being in later life. This study compared psychological well-being between bereaved and non-bereaved parents, and examined whether…

Examining reported costs for Children with Medical Complexity (CMCs) is essential because costing and resource utilization studies influence policy and operational decisions. Our objectives were to (1) examine how authors identified CMCs in…

BACKGROUND: Children's hospices provide a range of family-centred care services, including bereavement support. Not all hospices provide specific services for grandparents. AIM: To explore how a hospice-based bereavement support group supported…

Research in Parental Perspectives are pivotal in gaining understanding of parents' experiences, issues, concerns and attitude in pediatric palliative care which affects their decision making. However only a limited number of such studies have…

We aimed to identify characteristics associated with postdischarge health resource use in children without medical complexity who survived an episode of prolonged mechanical ventilation for respiratory illness. We hypothesized that longer durations…

BACKGROUND: With paediatric patients, deciding whether to withhold/withdraw life-sustaining treatments (LST) at the end of life is difficult and ethically sensitive. Little is understood about how and why physicians decide on withholding/withdrawing…

Background/aims: Parents of children receiving palliative care experience incremental losses and feelings of grief. During the end-of-life (EOL), the dynamics of being confronted with the growing threat of losing their child while fulfilling…

Aim: To evaluate parental perception of advance care plan (ACP) discussions in families of Malaysian children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System levels IV or V for (1) acceptance of the ACP…

Background/aims: To successfully integrate a newly developed measure into clinical practice, the challenges and incentives for implementation must be understood, and these are specific to each measure. Previous research has focused on…

Background/aims: Patient and public involvement (PPI) is essential to design and deliver meaningful research, but evidence on how to involve children and young people (CYP) in palliative care studies is limited. We aim to develop strategies to engage…

Background/aims: Define a gradual transition from pediatric to adult palliative care able to support adolescent patients (pts) with chronic and progressive diseases and their family.

Background/aims: Simulation allows clinicians to experience a replication of reality, enabling feasible and ethical study of complex phenomena, such as communication and care around the end of life. There is a paucity of literature describing how to…

Background: Dignity Therapy (DT) is a validated psycho-therapeutic intervention designed to influence a sense of meaning and purpose for individuals and their families. DT is well received by patients and family members, with research identifying…

Background/aims: Children and young people (CYP) with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions (LLLTC) represent a group with complex care needs that are met by multiple services and thus may be subject to particular vulnerabilities.
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