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BACKGROUND:
Children suffering from life limiting diseases are frequently cared for by adult palliative care teams due to missing paediatric structures in that field. However it is questionable whether palliative care curricula for physicians…

OBJECTIVE: The presence of a child afflicted with a life-threatening illness is a difficult situation for the child's siblings, especially when their own needs are left unmet. The present article describes the first three phases of research involved…

Caring for a child with a life-limiting condition brings a number of challenges and many families require additional support. The need for services to move away from a 'one size fits all' approach to a personalised care planning approach is well…

IMPORTANCE:
Rates of survival for infants born at the border of viability are still low and vary considerably among neonatal intensive care units.

OBJECTIVE:
To determine whether higher survival rates and better short-term outcomes for infants born…

CONTEXT:
The hospital is a place full of distress and questions about the meaning of life. The death of a child can cause a spiritual struggle and crisis. Therefore, it is necessary for health care providers in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)…

BACKGROUND:
Service providers face difficult decisions about how best to develop services for the increasing numbers of young people with life-limiting conditions who require palliative care.

OBJECTIVE:
To explore alternative short break and…

OBJECTIVE:
Making prenatal decisions regarding resuscitation of extremely premature infants, based on gestational age alone is inadequate. We developed a prognosis-based guideline.

STUDY DESIGN:
We followed a five step approach and used the AGREE II…

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
The American Academy of Pediatrics supports palliative care (PC) for all children with life-threatening illnesses. Thus, many neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and their families could benefit from PC. Our study…

OBJECTIVE:
To explore experiences and wishes of bereaved parents concerning end-of-life care for their child with severe spinal muscular atrophy.

STUDY DESIGN:
A follow-up survey was conducted in 2013 on parents of deceased Swedish children who were…

OBJECTIVE:
Health professionals in PICUs support both child and parents when a child's death is imminent. Parents long to stay connected to their dying child but the high-tech environment and treatment implications make it difficult to stay…

Background

Respite in children's palliative care aims to provide a break for family's from the routine of caring. Parental decision-making regarding the utilisation of out-of-home respite is dependent on many interlinking factors including the…

Objective: To identify which quality indicators (QI) predict patient satisfaction.

Methods: A cross-sectional design using a validated tool was administered using a Web-based platform. Parents (n = 405) who experienced a life-limiting fetal…

OBJECTIVE:
To examine the relationship between nurse knowledge, work environment, and registered nurse (RN) turnover in perinatal hospice and palliative care organizations.

METHODS:
Using nurse intellectual capital theory, a multivariate analysis…

OBJECTIVE:
To describe the processes followed by a neonatal team engaging parents with respect to end of life care of babies in whom long term survival was negligible or impossible; and to describe feedback from these parents after death of their…

OBJECTIVE:
Some of the antenatally diagnosed fetal pathologies are unlikely to get compatible with life. Still some women choose to continue with pregnancy. Subsequently, perinatal palliative care (PPC) has become a constructive demarche in such…

BACKGROUND:
With improvements in pediatric care and technology, more young adults (YAs) with life-limiting conditions (LLCs) are surviving into adulthood. However, they have limited expectations to live beyond the first decade of adulthood. This…

Improving and validating children’s

nurses communication skills with standardized patients in end of life care.

BACKGROUND:
Pediatric palliative care focuses on caring for children who are seriously ill and their families. These children are often attended to by many other providers who face various challenges as they support these families. Issues involving…

BACKGROUND:
Bereaved parents experience significant psychosocial and health sequelae, suggesting that this population may benefit from the ongoing extension of support and resources throughout the grief journey. The interaction of hospital staff with…

Families who have a child diagnosed with a life-limiting illness (LLI) face substantial challenges resulting from the complexity and devastating impact of the condition and potential closeness of death. The experiences of fathers of a child with LLI…

Severe congenital hydrocephalus manifests as accumulation of a large amount of excess fluid in the brain. It is a paradigmatic example of a condition in which diagnosis is relatively straightforward and long-term survival is usually associated with…

AIM:
Following the elective ventilation and referral for organ donation of an infant with anencephaly, we sought local perinatal professionals' views of this practice.

METHODS:
Anonymous online survey: demographics, ethical viewpoints and potential…

OBJECTIVE:
This paper considers clinician/parent communication difficulties noted by parents involved in end-of-life decision-making in the light of linguistic theory.

METHODS:
Grice's Cooperative Principle and associated maxims, which enable…

CONTEXT:
In 2010, California launched Partners for Children (PFC), a pediatric palliative care pilot program offering hospice-like services for children eligible for full-scope Medicaid delivered concurrently with curative care, regardless of the…

CONTEXT:
Children at end of life often experience multiple complex chronic conditions with more than 50% of children reportedly having two or more conditions. These complex chronic conditions are unlikely to occur in an entirely uniform manner in…

BACKGROUND:
More than 55 000 children die annually in the United States, most in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Because of the stress and emotional turmoil of the deaths, the children's parents have difficulty comprehending…

BACKGROUND:
Religion and spirituality influence how many patients and families experience illness, but knowledge of the level of spiritual care provided to caregivers of pediatric patients within the hospital is limited.

OBJECTIVE:
We evaluated…

BACKGROUND:
Palliative care guidelines recommend plain radiographs to assess constipation based on the presumption that visible fecal shadowing represents stool retention. Despite this, using plain radiographs in this way is not well…

Prenatal screening can lead to the detection and diagnosis of significantly life-limiting conditions affecting the unborn child. Recognizing the difficulties facing parents who decide to continue the pregnancy, some have proposed perinatal hospice as…

BACKGROUND:
When healthcare professionals or other involved parties prevent eligible patients from entering a trial as a research subject, they are gatekeeping. This phenomenon is a persistent problem in palliative care research and thought to be…

Abstract
Patient and public involvement in healthcare is important to ensure services meet their needs and priorities. Increasingly, patient experiences are being used to educate healthcare professionals. The potential contribution to medical…

Abstract
BACKGROUND:
Pediatrics residents treat patients who are particularly vulnerable and they care for many patients in palliative situations. The purpose of this study was to build a typology detailing the representations of pediatrics and…
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