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The importance of palliative care for children facing life threatening illness and their families is now widely acknowledged as an essential part of care, which should be available to all children and families, throughout the child's illness and at…

BACKGROUND: Children's palliative care is a relatively new clinical specialty. Its nature is multi-dimensional and its delivery necessarily multi-professional. Numerous diverse public and not-for-profit organisations typically provide services and…

BACKGROUND: Children's palliative care services are developing. Rational service development requires sound epidemiological data that are difficult to obtain owing to ambiguity in the definitions both of the population who needs palliative care and…

BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom has led the world in the development of children's palliative care. Over the past two decades, the illness trajectories of children with life-limiting conditions have extended with new treatments and better home-based…

Paediatric palliative care has continued to develop as a philosophy of care and as a practical clinical service to children with life-limiting conditions. More doctors and nurses identify themselves as particularly interested in the subject, and…

Rarely do paediatric palliative medicine physicians have to break the news of a diagnosis of a life-limiting condition. It is much commoner for us to be faced with the question: "how long?". This cannot be answered with certainty, and yet a great…

This study examined posttraumatic growth in 30 male veterans captured and held as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Participants were assessed with structured diagnostic interviews administered by trained clinicians as well as with the…

The objective of this study was to provide a preliminary description of trajectories of life-limiting conditions (LLCs) using qualitative experiential data. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with families of children with LLCs, selected to…

AIM: The purpose of this study was to survey symptoms in children/young people with progressive cancer and identify which are the most important and which are the most difficult to treat effectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a questionnaire…

Like any new specialty, paediatric palliative medicine is facing challenges as it establishes itself. While many of the required core skills have their roots in adult palliative medicine, its practitioners come from a range of paediatric backgrounds…

BACKGROUND: Life-limiting conditions (LLCs) describe diseases with no reasonable hope of cure that will ultimately be fatal. For children with these diseases, palliative care services should be available but few data are available to estimate the…

Background This study explored psychological adjustment and sibling relationships of siblings of children with life‐limiting conditions (LLCs), expanding on previous research by defining LLCs using a systematic classification of these conditions.…

Aim The use of Emergency care plans (ECPs) is recommended by ‘Together for Short Lives’, (TFSL) to prevent inappropriate escalation to futile interventions in children with incurable life-limiting conditions (LLC).

The aim was to assess compliance…

BACKGROUND:
This study explored psychological adjustment and sibling relationships of siblings of children with life-limiting conditions (LLCs), expanding on previous research by defining LLCs using a systematic classification of these…
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