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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…

Pediatric palliative care (PPC) literature was utilized to identify barriers for early initiation of palliative care at diagnosis among children with life-threatening diseases. Early integration of PPC enhances quality of life and reduces suffering…

INTRODUCTION: Palliative care can significantly benefit children managing a life-limiting illness; unfortunately, services are still generally reserved for end of life. The aim of this project was to demonstrate how established guidelines and…

Although grief is a normal response to loss, the death of a child is believed to be one of the most difficult losses a person can endure, and bereaved parents are considered to be an "at-risk" group. Even though most deaths of children in the United…

When a child dies, the survivors-both parents and the remaining children—must adapt to a new reality. The immediate effect of sibling death is to precipitate grief and to increase the psychologic vulnerability of the remaining children. Communication…
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