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BACKGROUND: Medical interpreters are critical mediators in communication with pediatric subjects and families to include participation in difficult conversations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to provide suggestions from medical…

BACKGROUND:: Lack of education and training in palliative care has been described to be one of the most important barriers to pediatric palliative care implementation. OBJECTIVE:: To examine what factors determine the degree of knowledge and level of…

BACKGROUND: Rural pediatricians and adult-trained hospice teams report feeling ill-prepared to care for children at end of life, resulting in geographies in which children are not able to access home-based services. OBJECTIVES: To develop a pediatric…

INTRODUCTION: Many children are born with life-limiting illnesses. Medical decision-making for these children by caregivers is complex and causes significant psychosocial distress, which can be partially alleviated by effective communication with…

BACKGROUND: The majority of children with advanced heart disease in the inpatient setting die in an intensive care unit under 1 year of age following multiple interventions. While pediatric cardiology and palliative care provider attitudes have been…

Context: All inpatient children receiving pediatric palliative care consults at a free-standing children's hospital.Objectives: To explore the impact of massage therapy on pediatric palliative care patients' symptom burden and medication use pattern,…

Perinatal palliative care is an emerging area of health care. To date, no published tools assess health-care provider's knowledge and level of comfort in providing such care. A 2-phase study was undertaken to develop and implement a survey to…

Hospice and palliative care principles mandate clinicIans to provide "total" care to patients and their families. Such care incorporates not only physical, emotional, and psychosocial care, but spiritual care as well. Even though considerable…

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