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Objectives The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of pediatric palliative care (PPC) patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department (ED) and these patients' ED visits. Methods This retrospective chart review was…

Introduction: Pediatric surgeons are often involved in the management of severely or terminally ill patients. However, articles addressing their specific roles in the context of palliative care are almost inexistent. We sought to characterize the…

OBJECTIVES: To describe the patients who received care from the 8 dedicated pediatric palliative care programs in Canada in 2002 and to estimate the number of children who may have benefited but did not receive services from these programs. DESIGN:…

Our objective was to develop a rich description of how parents experience their grief in the first year after the death of their child, and how various bereavement follow-up and support services helped them during this time, with the aim of informing…

AIMS: This study explored how paediatric healthcare professionals experienced and coped with end-of-life conflicts and identified how to improve coping strategies. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to all 2,300 professionals at a paediatric…

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…

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…

BACKGROUND:
An order protocol for distress (OPD), including respiratory distress and acute pain crisis, has been established for pediatric palliative care patients at Sainte-Justine Hospital (SJH). After discussion with the patient/his or her family,…

Introduction: There is very little data about pediatric palliative care (PPC) patients’ visits to the emergency department (ED). This study’s goal was to determine the characteristics of PPC patients who consult the ED. Methods: A five-year…
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