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CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC) is the main pediatric palliative care structure in Germany. Detailed data on patient characteristics and care are sparse. Describing this population in terms of diagnoses and care needs is…

Objectives: Children with Progressive Life Shortening Illnesses (PLSIs) are children whose lives are shrouded with uncertainty as they live with conditions for which cure, and of ten even effective treatments, is not available. Nevertheless, the…

Context: Specialized pediatric palliative care (PPC) services have become more common in urban pediatric hospital settings, although little is known about palliative care specialist involvement.Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare…

Context: Children with intellectual disability (ID) are at risk for adverse end-of-life outcomes including high emergency room utilization and hospital readmissions, along with low hospice enrollment.Objectives: The objective of this study was to…

CONTEXT: As children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses live longer, challenges to meeting their complex health care needs arise in homes and communities, as well as in hospitals. Integrated knowledge regarding community-based…

As a fellowship trained palliative care physician impressed by the complementarity of Palliative and Integrative Medicine, I am reporting on recent experiences with healing touch in our pediatric hospital (Children's Hospital and Medical Center in…

Pediatric palliative care (PPC) is a relatively new but rapidly expanding specialty area with a variety of models of care provision. Identification and validation of quality indicators specific to PPC is essential to accurately monitor and assess the…

Background: Children's hospital professionals generally receive standardized training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) but they are not regularly trained in the provision of end-of-life care in situations where death is anticipated. To…

CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children…

CONTEXT: Workforce productivity is poorly defined in healthcare. Particularly in the field of pediatric palliative care (PPC), the absence of consensus metrics impedes aggregation and analysis of data to track workforce efficiency and effectiveness.…

Background: The majority of children die in pediatric hospitals after a decision to withhold or withdraw life sustaining interventions. Tensions and conflicts at the end of life (EOL) are not rare in pediatric hospitals. Objective: To investigate how…

CONTEXT: Despite advances in therapies, many pediatric heart transplant (Htx) recipients will die prematurely. We characterized the circumstances surrounding death in this cohort, including location of death and interventions performed in the final…

Objective: To explore pediatric emergency medicine healthcare providers' perspectives regarding their role in pediatric palliative care. Methodology: A qualitative study was conducted at the CHU Sainte-Justine from January to April 2016. Four…

Objective: To determine the characteristics of pediatric palliative care (PPC) patients' emergency department (ED) visits. Methods: This was a five-year retrospective chart review in a tertiary care pediatric university-affiliated hospital. Patients…
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