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Background: There is a growing evidence-base underpinning implementation of person-centred outcome measures into adult palliative care. However evidence on how best to achieve this with children facing life-threatening and life-limiting conditions is…

In Portugal, there are over 7800 children with life-limiting conditions. The context of pediatric palliative care represents a complex and distressing experience for families. Compared to parental caregivers and healthy siblings, grandparents are…

Background: Actigraphy offers a promising way to objectively assess pediatric sleep. Aim of the study was investigating the extent to which actigraphy used in children and adolescents with life-limiting conditions is consistent with two other…

Pediatric palliative care has grown immensely in recent years in the world. However, shared decision-making remains a complex process, especially in pediatric palliative care. In particular, a number of issues are priorities to improve the shared…

Objective: To describe the experiences of nurses as they learned to provide palliative care in the NICU. Design: Interpretive description. Setting: Four NICUs in three Canadian provinces, including one rural center and three tertiary centers.…

Aim: This work explores the experiences and meaning attributed by parents who underwent the decision-making process of withholding and/or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment for their newborn. Methods: Audio-recorded face-to-face interviews were…

Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process in which health care professionals (HCPs) involve parents and children - when appropriate- to decide together on future treatment. These decisions are based on values that are important for the family, goals…

The patient's perspective is an essential component of understanding the individual experience of suffering in children with palliative needs, but it is a perspective that is often overlooked. The aim of this study was to compare the perception of…

Background: Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has undergone rapid growth in Portugal, where there are over 7800 children with life-limiting conditions. This is a complex experience for families due to the ongoing threat and vulnerability caused by the…

Kyungpook National University Children's Hospital initiated pediatric palliative care (PPC) services in January 2019, focusing on children and adolescents with life-limiting conditions (LLC). A study examined changes in the end-of-life processes in…

Families and clinicians approaching a child's death in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) frequently encounter questions surrounding medical decision-making at the end of life (EOL), including defining what is in the child's best interest,…

To examine the parent's experiences of bonding in the care of newborns who were seriously ill during the neonatal period and did not survive. Design: Data were collected through 7 interviews with 10 parents whose infants were cared for and died in a…

The demands of caring for a child with a life-limiting condition can have a profound impact on parents' health and wellbeing. Currently, there is no standard procedure for identifying and addressing the support needs of these parents. Aim: To assess…

OBJECTIVES: The ways in which children understand dying and death remain poorly understood; most studies have been carried out with samples other than persons with an illness. The objective of this study was to understand the process by which…

Background: Nephropathic cystinosis is an autosomal recessive disease caused by a mutation in the CTNS gene which encodes cystinosin, a lysosomal cystine transporter. The spectrum of mutations in the CTNS gene is not well defined in the North African…

BACKGROUND: South Asians are one of the fastest growing populations in the US. Family based decision making is common among this population. Little is known about their knowledge and attitudes towards hospice use. OBJECTIVE(S): This study explored US…

BACKGROUND: Many children with cancer are hospitalised before the end of life and need special care. To improve the delivery of care for children, it is necessary to understand the insights, emotions and feelings of nurses. AIM: This study aimed to…

Introduction: The health care offered to children and adolescents with cancer has been expanded, giving space to orthothanasia and palliative care, with a comprehensive look at the subject facing the threat to the continuity of life, as well as…

Introduction: Palliative care is a critical component of pediatric oncology care. Embedded pediatric palliative care (PPC) is relatively new in pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) and may improve access, utilization, and quality of PPC. In June 2020,…

Introduction Nocturnal enuresis is a common yet quality-of-life-limiting paediatric condition. There is an increasing trend for parents to obtain information on the disease's nature and treatment options via the internet. However, the quality of…

Background: Communication around serious illness is a core competency for all residencies. One-fifth of neurology residencies have no curriculum. Published curricula use didactics or role-play to assess confidence performing this skill without…

Physicians who care for children with life-threatening conditions are uniquely positioned to support families through the dying phase when treatment efforts have failed. Taking on this role for families requires a great deal of time and strategic…

Background: Provision of and access to paediatric end-of-life care is inequitable, but previous research on this area has focused on perspectives of health professionals in specific settings or children with specific conditions. This qualitative…

Objectives Using transmucosal fentanyl as an opioid for rapid acting, needle-free breakthrough relief of symptoms is established within paediatric palliative medicine.1 2 Medication administration via the buccal route is commonly used in paediatric…

Objectives To identify gaps in SPPC provision at a patient and service level at the tertiary centre, local children's hospice and the region, compared to national frameworks and standards. Specialist paediatric palliative care (SPPC) aims to improve…

Objectives Children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions (LLLTC) have complex needs and are high users of health and social care. Several quality standards exist that highlight the importance of addressing the needs and wishes of…

Objectives To see if a network Palliative Care Study day increases knowledge of participants. Method This was the first paediatric palliative care network study day run in the region. 20 doctors (both consultants and those in training) participated.…

Background/aims: Children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions are rarely involved in research. Engaging them directly enables them to express the meaning of their condition in their own words. This study aimed to explore the language…

Purpose: To describe the process of delivery of pediatric palliative care from the perspective of a pediatric interdisciplinary team and the children's parents. Methods: A qualitative descriptive case study was conducted. Purposeful sampling took…

Background Adolescents with long term conditions are recognised to have unique needs and to experience particular health risks as they transfer to adult services. Some young people with complex neuro-disability may live years following transfer to…

Background Children with life-limiting conditions are living longer, so relationships between nurses and families can span decades (Maunder 2013)2. Although long-term relationships between nurses and children/families in paediatric palliative care…

Background: When making end-of-life decisions for a child in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), standard practice is to involve parents in shared decision-making so that the values of parents are considered and decisions are made in the…

Background: Children and young people (CYP) with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions (LLLTC) face specific challenges when self-reporting health outcomes, including communication difficulties and sensitivities around subject matter. No ideal…
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