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As pediatric palliative care (PPC) became a recognized medical specialty, our developing clinical PPC team longitudinally partnered with bereaved parents to understand the care that their children received as they transitioned towards end of life.…

BACKGROUND: Traditionally, the provision of comfort care and support during the dying process for infants born with life-limiting diagnoses has occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A major goal for the families of these infants is…

The objective of perinatal palliative care is to provide holistic and comprehensive health care services to women who are anticipating the birth of a neonate diagnosed prenatally with a life-limiting condition and to continue supportive interventions…

Background: The experience of starting and growing a pediatric palliative care program (PPCP) has changed over the last 10 years as rapid increases of patient volume have amplified challenges related to staffing, funding, standards of practice, team…

Objectives: * Describe state of current science and theory related to grief and bereavement. * Discuss variations of grief and strategies to support bereaved individuals. * Identify best practices to support healthy grief in hospice and palliative…

Objectives: * Describe a longitudinal, iterative, and cross-organizational design process. * Describe pediatric palliative care program structure and process measurement. * Create additional opportunities to expand the benchmark data available for…

Introduction: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) programs have grown in size and number at academic children's hospitals in the United States for the past 20 years. Little is known about the relationships between program workforce staffing, billing and…

Background: Palliative care program service delivery is variable, and programs often lack data to support and guide program development and growth. Objective: To review the development and key features of the National Palliative Care Registry ("the…

The work of perinatal nurses sometimes includes emergencies involving death, or near death, which can leave health care providers with feelings of stress and grief. After experiencing a particularly stressful period, nurses at our organization…

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…

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although there are general guidelines for adolescents with chronic illnesses making the transition from paediatric to adult health care, there are few studies which evaluate transition programs. This cross-sectional study…

PURPOSE: This paper presents the components of a pediatric palliative care demonstration program implemented in Seattle during the period 1999-2001. It reports findings from the evaluation of quality of life and family satisfaction among enrolled…

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a palliative care clinic (PCC), which provided some of the interdisciplinary services and expertise of an inpatient consult service to outpatients, in traditional clinic sessions. DESIGN: Chart review. SETTING: A…

It is currently believed that effective intervention programs can reduce the negative consequences of stressful life events. The purpose of this paper is to describe a three-step process used to develop a theory-based preventive intervention for…

Canuck Place, North America's first free-standing pediatric hospice of its kind, opened in 1995 in British Columbia, Canada. The province-wide program encompasses a broad spectrum of services intended to support community-based care and provide…

OBJECTIVE: Needs assessment is a critical part of the design and implementation of telehealth projects. This study assessed the need for a telehealth link between a local community and a tertiary-care medical center. METHODS: The assessment was…

The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation and evaluation of a quality improvement process to improve pain management in a hospice setting. A retrospective chart audit of 702 patient visits pre- and 536 patient visits…

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