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BACKGROUND: Effective communication is a cornerstone of quality paediatric palliative care. Families report struggling, however, to know what to discuss, with whom, and when. Although question prompt lists exist for adult palliative care, they do not…

BACKGROUND: Health service planning in paediatric palliative care is complex, with the diverse geographical and demographic characteristics adding to the challenge of developing services across different nations. Accurate and reliable data are…

Background: Best practice, palliative and end-of-life care (EOLC) enhances symptom management and quality-of-life for individuals who are palliative and dying, and their families. Although Gold Coast Health (GCH) has a dedicated, interdisciplinary…

Objective: To consider whether and how family members and clinicians discuss end of life during paediatric palliative care consultations.Methods: Nine naturally occurring paediatric palliative care consultations were video recorded and analysed using…

Abstract Background: Pediatric palliative care is a distinct specialty that requires input from pediatric and palliative medicine specialists to provide comprehensive high-quality care. Consultations undertaken early in a child's illness trajectory,…

We compared the records of paediatric palliative consultations undertaken face-to-face, with telemedicine consultations undertaken in patients’ homes. A convenience sample of consecutive paediatric palliative care patients was identified from the…

REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to identify and synthesize the best international qualitative evidence on healthcare users' experiences of communication with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting…

OBJECTIVE: Discussing the potential deterioration of a child who has a life-limiting condition has recognised benefits for future care, but can be challenging in a clinical context where uncertain illness trajectories are common. Existing research is…

BACKGROUND: Paediatric palliative care is a nuanced area of practice with additional complexities in the context of intellectual disability. There is currently minimal research to guide clinicians working in this challenging area of care. METHOD:…

Background: Geography and population distribution present challenges to the care of children with life-limiting conditions (LLC) within Australia. Children and young people have unique needs in relation to the provision of palliative care within…

Aim: End-of-life care remains within the scope of practice of all neonatal units. There is a paucity of literature regarding the evidence-base for palliative care interventions in the perinatal or neonatal population (Balaguer).

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