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Background Provision of language services in pediatric hospice enables nurses to communicate effectively with patients who have limited English proficiency. Language barriers contribute to ethnic disparities in health care. While language service use…

Nurses are looking beyond parents to provide bereavement support for the wider family

Nurse consultant Michael Tatterton’s research revealed that when a child with a life-limiting condition dies, the grandparents’ ‘unique footprint of grief’ is…

Nurses and healthcare professionals may have difficulty adjusting to and comprehending their experiences when a patient's life ends. This has the potential to interfere with patient care. Reflection on past events and actions enables critical…

PURPOSE: To evaluate an end-of-life (EOL) program related to specific outcomes (i.e., number of hospitalizations and place of death) for children with brain tumors. DESIGN AND METHODS: From 1990 to 2005, a retrospective chart review was performed…

The aim of this study was to understand children's cancer nurses experiences of providing palliative care in the acute hospital setting. Palliative care for children with cancer is rarely hospital- centred and predominately care is provided in the…

BACKGROUND: Communication plays an important role for the well being of patients, families and also health care professionals in cancer care. Conversely, ineffective communication may cause depression, increased anxiety, hopelessness and decreased of…

Improving our ability to prevent or diminish suffering in dying children and adolescents and their families is dependent on the completion of high-quality pediatric end-of-life studies. The purpose of this article is to provide useful evidence-based…

Recent studies highlight the need for an integrated model for palliative and end-of-life pediatric care. About 55,000 children die each year in the United States and, on any given day, about 8,600 children could benefit from care that acknowledges…

Transition has been described by many disciplines. However, the concept of transition has yet to be applied to the sibling experience of childhood cancer. Understanding the transitions that siblings encounter is important because it will offer nurses…

Community children's nursing services are well placed to provide palliative care for children and young people living with life-limiting conditions. The provision of home support can make a real difference to the quality of life for these families.…

This project investigated siblings' perceptions of family disruption when a brother or sister had cystic fibrosis (CF) or asthma. Data were gathered by phone interviews and questionnaires. Phone interviews were conducted with siblings of chronically…

The charity Together for Short Lives has launched a campaign to encourage nurses to consider a role in children's palliative care in the voluntary sector, to prevent any further reduction in services for this already vulnerable group.

The purpose of this article is to analyze the resilience of the nursing staff in providing care for children and adolescents with chronic diseases, including coping with their deaths. The participants of this qualitative research were nursing…

Objective: Palliative care for children is becoming an important subspecialty of healthcare. Although concurrent administration of curative and palliative care is recommended, timely referral to pediatric palliative care (PPC) services remains…

The goal of this study was to explore nurse experiences in communication with children about spiritual topics in order to develop training in this area.
BACKGROUND:
Although spiritual care is essential in pediatric palliative care, few providers…

BACKGROUND:
Despite reported challenges encountered by nurses who provide palliative care to children, few researchers have examined this phenomenon from the perspective of nurses who care for children with life-threatening illnesses in pediatric…
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