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Aim To test the hypothesis that children and young people with neurological conditions who missed outpatient appointments have more emergency inpatient admissions and Accident and Emergency centre (A&E) visits than those who missed none. Method…

KEY POINTS A key goal in health care is to improve outcomes that matter most to patients.[1][1] This is a poignant aim for a small but very important group: children with medical complexity and their caregivers. Children with medical complexity are…

Objective Serious pediatric illness places great stress on families. Parents who learn coping skills may better manage these stressors. This study sought to develop and refine a stress coping intervention for parents of hospitalized children, assess…

Abstract Introduction The support of families in the care of children with medical complexity (CMC) requires the integration of health care provider (HCP) medical knowledge and family experience. Care plans largely represent HCP information and care…

Palliative care competencies at the pediatric resident training level expand learned knowledge into behavior. The objective of this study was to investigate mode of palliative care education delivery preferred by pediatric residents and to report on…

Background: Literature in adult palliative care (PC) boasts fewer invasive procedures, shorter lengths of stay, and decreased cost of care. Benefits of pediatric PC are under-researched and are important to identify to optimize care. Objective: Our…

This study explored the feasibility of generating reliable information on the frequency, nature and management of breakthrough pain (BTP) in children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses (LTIs) from narrative clinical records.…

Improved identification of children with an increased likelihood of death can support appropriate provision of integrated palliative care. This systematic review aims to consider immobility and the associated likelihood of death in children with…

OBJECTIVES: When active treatment is no longer in the best interests of the patient, redirection of care to palliation is an important transition. We review, within a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the journey leading to the decision…

Background: The design and provision of quality pediatric palliative care should prioritize issues that matter to children and their families for optimal outcomes. Objective: This review aims to identify symptoms, concerns and outcomes that matter to…

BACKGROUND: Advance care planning and goals of care discussions involve the exploration of what is most important to a person, including their values and beliefs in preparation for health-care decision-making. Advance care planning conversations…

BACKGROUND: Identifying characteristics of individuals at greatest risk for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) can improve its detection and elucidate the etiology of the disorder. The Safe Passage Study, a study of women at high risk for sudden infant…

The Supreme Court decision in Carter v. Canada (2015) has led to changes to the Canadian Criminal Code, such that physician-assisted death is now a legal option for consenting adult patients who have a 'grievous and irremediable medical condition'…

This paper reports on a study that examined the grief and coping of 29 parents whose child has hypoplastic left heart syndrome using the Dual Process Model. The study employed a secondary thematic analysis of interviews at key times of treatment and…

Background As understandings of the impacts of end-of-life experiences on parents’ grief and bereavement increase, so too does the inclusion of bereaved parents into research studies exploring these experiences. However, designing and obtaining…

Over the past decade, veteran parents who have lived a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience have become increasingly involved as 'resource parents' to provide peer-to-peer support to "new" NICU parents. These parents can provide a unique…

BACKGROUND:: In planning high-quality research in any aspect of care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, it is important to prioritise resources in the most appropriate areas. AIM:: To map research priorities identified from…

OBJECTIVE: This study examines health care provider perspectives about barriers to pediatric palliative care for seriously ill children 15 years after an initial study within the same academic health system. METHODS: Anonymous validated surveys were…

REVIEW QUESTION: What are health professionals' experiences of grief associated with the death of pediatric patients in acute or community healthcare settings?
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