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BACKGROUND: Palliative care is an important component of pediatric oncology care, especially for children who will not be cured of their disease. However, barriers remain to integration of this service. One barrier is the perception that it indicates…

OBJECTIVE: To describe parent perspectives regarding the end-of-life experience of children with advanced heart disease. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicenter survey study of bereaved parents. SETTING: Two tertiary care pediatric hospitals. SUBJECTS:…

In 2006, hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) became an officially recognized subspecialty. This designation helped initiate the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education Outcomes Project in HPM. As part of this process, a group of expert…

Children with single-ventricle disease experience high mortality and complex care. In other life-limiting childhood illnesses, paediatric palliative care may mitigate maternal stress. We hypothesised that early palliative care in the single-ventricle…

Background: Children's hospital professionals generally receive standardized training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) but they are not regularly trained in the provision of end-of-life care in situations where death is anticipated. To…

Background: Children with single ventricle (SV) cardiac defects requiring staged palliation have a high risk of mortality and receive
invasive and complex care, resulting in significant maternal stress. In other complex, life-limiting illnesses among…
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