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OBJECTIVE: To understand the existential experience of children with cancer under Palliative Care from the Humanistic Nursing Theory's point of view. METHOD: This is a field and qualitative research, in which eleven children participated, supported…

BACKGROUND: Children dying of a life threatening disease suffer a great deal at the end of life. Symptom control is often unsatisfactory, partly because many caregivers are simply not familiar with paediatric palliative care. To ensure that a child…

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the definition of advanced directive, understand the implications for the patient, family and healthcare team, and address the obstacles involved in the implementation., RECENT FINDINGS: Advanced directives propose a…

AIM: This paper describes the development of 'a best practice framework', following review of a sample of notes of children known to the Lifetime Service, where the child has a non-malignant life limiting condition, to improve child and family…

Sixteen studies on the effectiveness of palliative support teams were analyzed. It was established that in most cases uncontrolled designs with repeated measurements were used. The assessment methods varied strongly. However, the Support Team…

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Advance care discussions (ACD) occur infrequently or are initiated late in the course of illness. Although data exist regarding barriers to ACD among the care of adult patients, few pediatric data exist. The goal of this…

UNLABELLED: Pediatric palliative care represents the ideal response to life-limiting and life-threatening diseases and requires a specific and multidisciplinary training. This study aims at evaluating in Italy the training programs offered in pain…

The needs of children and families living with life-limiting and life-threatening illness are similar across all European countries. Meeting these needs requires a comprehensive and integrative approach, with the input of a skilled multidisciplinary…

The death of a child alters the life and health of others immediately and for the rest of their lives. How a child dies influences parents' abilities to continue their role functions as well as siblings' abilities to make and maintain friendships,…

OBJECTIVES: To identify and explore the educational needs of children's hospice doctors in England. DESIGN: A descriptive quantitative and qualitative survey. SETTING: Children's hospices in England. PARTICIPANTS: All children's hospice…

Ana Todorovic's baby, Nadia, died just before birth. Ana says she received excellent care and was told when 37 weeks pregnant that Nadia was not going to survive for long.

Understanding research priorities in children's palliative care is important for nurses, following the phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which has led to a change in palliative and end of life care ( Department of Health (DH) 2014 ).…
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