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INTRODUCTION: An emerging subpopulation within pediatric chronic illness is children living with complex chronic conditions. Managing a child's complex chronic conditions can be emotionally taxing for parents. Many parents regard hope as a…

The death of a child creates especially poignant feelings and extreme stress, distress, and devastation for family members and healthcare providers. In addition, serious or long-term illness forces a reconstruction of our experiences with time and…

Parental advice giving serves as an important form of informational support for parents of children living with complex chronic conditions (CCCs). These messages can provide backchannel insights into social challenges, best practices, and may offer…

Individuals with chronic illnesses must manage long-term uncertainty as they cope with the ways the illness influences their lives. In the context of pediatric illnesses, parents must manage uncertainty during the diagnosis and treatment of their…

BACKGROUND: Parents' perceptions of the quality of information communicated by their child's oncologist about the child's cancer are not well understood. PROCEDURE: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 194 parents of children with cancer…

Parents have a significant role in the management of a child's chronic condition. Parents are often the only consistent individuals managing a child's health across his or her childhood and adolescence (e.g., present for all appointments and medical…

In this study we utilized the framework of patient-centered communication to explore the influence of physician gender and physician parental status on (1) physician-parent communication and (2) care of pediatric patients at the end of life (EOL).…

Caring for a child with a chronic condition has received considerable attention in the pediatric health literature. Today, approximately 1 out of 5 North American children are diagnosed with a chronic condition that requires parents to become…

OBJECTIVE:
This paper considers clinician/parent communication difficulties noted by parents involved in end-of-life decision-making in the light of linguistic theory.

METHODS:
Grice's Cooperative Principle and associated maxims, which enable…

In this study we utilized the framework of patient-centered communication to explore the influence of physician gender and physician parental status on (1) physician-parent communication and (2) care of pediatric patients at the end of life (EOL).…
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