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Outcomes: 1. Utilizing a case-based approach, participants will be able to identify three different models to develop pediatric palliative care clinics. 2. Utilizing the examples and framework from this presentation, participants will be able to…

Outcomes: 1. Attendees will be able to identify the methods used to abstract and characterize pain from the electronic health record of children and adolescents with cancer receiving palliative care services. 2. Attendees will be able to describe the…

Background: There is a growing evidence-base underpinning implementation of person-centred outcome measures into adult palliative care. However evidence on how best to achieve this with children facing life-threatening and life-limiting conditions is…

Background: Pediatric palliative care (PPC) aims to improve quality of life for patients with life-limiting diseases and complex symptoms irrespective of cure-directed therapy. Generally an early integration of PPC is recommended. This is also the…

Background: Experiencing the illness and death of a child is a traumatic experience for the parents and the child's siblings. However, knowledge regarding effective grief interventions targeting the whole family is limited, including how to integrate…

Context: Pediatric psychologists possess unique expertise to positively impact the care provided to children with serious illness and their families. Despite increasing recognition regarding the value of psychology in palliative care, psychologists…

Background: Actigraphy offers a promising way to objectively assess pediatric sleep. Aim of the study was investigating the extent to which actigraphy used in children and adolescents with life-limiting conditions is consistent with two other…

Pediatric palliative care has grown immensely in recent years in the world. However, shared decision-making remains a complex process, especially in pediatric palliative care. In particular, a number of issues are priorities to improve the shared…

Objective: To describe the experiences of nurses as they learned to provide palliative care in the NICU. Design: Interpretive description. Setting: Four NICUs in three Canadian provinces, including one rural center and three tertiary centers.…

Aim: This study aimed to assess the impact of two educational modules on enhancing the communication confidence, competence and performance of perinatal nurses in the context of palliative care. Background: Concerns have arisen regarding the…

Objective: To compare and contrast the perceived care needs of children with life-limiting conditions (CLLC) from the perspectives of the children, parents and healthcare providers. Design: A qualitative case study method using semistructured…

Background: Provision of paediatric palliative care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families is often complex. Guidelines can support professionals to deliver high quality care. Stakeholders expressed the need…

Background: Siblings of children requiring palliative care are often forgotten and overlooked, as the focus tends to be on the ill child and their parents. Limited knowledge of non-bereaved siblings' perspectives makes it challenging to provide…

Background: Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) has undergone rapid growth in Portugal, where there are over 7800 children with life-limiting conditions. This is a complex experience for families due to the ongoing threat and vulnerability caused by the…

Background: Infants with life-limiting conditions are a heterogeneous population. Palliative care for infants is delivered in a diverse range of healthcare settings and by interdisciplinary primary healthcare teams, which may not involve specialist…

Neonatal death is the leading category of death in children under the age of 5 in the UK. Many babies die following decisions between parents and the neonatal team; when a baby is critically unwell, with the support of healthcare professionals,…

Our study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictive factors of withholding life support for children suffering from severe neurological impairment before admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: Children under 18 years of…

Spiritual care is an essential domain of pediatric palliative care. The current mainland China faces a lack of national guidance and a shortage of specialized personnel to provide spiritual care in a traditional developing country. Objectives: To…

In Sweden, the governance of healthcare is decentralized, so PC is provided with regional or local differences in organization, level of competence, and recourses. Ongoing regional and national initiative to increase quality of pediatric palliative…

Objectives: Art is being increasingly appreciated for its healing capacity in pediatric medicine. However, while mediums like music and painting have already been widely integrated into children's health institutions across the nation, photography is…

Abstract Music therapy (MT) is a widely used non-pharmacological intervention in pediatric health care, an integral part of pediatric palliative care (PPC). Yet, there is a lack of evidence of efficacy, and best practices are not well established.…

CONTEXT: Approximately 40%-60% of deaths in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are in the context of de-escalation of life-sustaining treatments (LSTs), including compassionate extubation, withdrawal of vasopressors, or other LSTs. Suffering at…

Nearly a quarter-million children are siblings to children living with serious illness. Intense physical, emotional, social and psychological concerns are introduced when a brother or sister is diagnosed with a serious illness or disease. Support…

OBJECTIVES: Neonatal palliative care (NPC) is an emerging subset of care in United States (US) neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) that provides relief for both infants and families at the end of life for infants with terminal diagnoses. Families…

Neonatal nurses in mainland China encounter various challenges when it comes to delivering palliative care to neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the barriers and facilitators of neonatal nurses' attitudes to palliative care for neonates…

acial and ethnic inequities are well documented in medicine (1). Patients from historically marginalized groups have consistently reported medical mistrust, poor communication, and perceived discrimination as barriers to the care that they receive…

BACKGROUND: This study is aimed to perform the translation and cultural adaptation of the Neonatal Palliative Care Attitude Scale (NiPCAS) and evaluation of its psychometric properties with Portuguese neonatal nurses. METHOD(S): The research started…

Pediatric palliative care teams provide an additional layer of continuity and support to children and families throughout the course of any serious illness. The mentioned concepts offer support to a child's primary medical team who play an…

Context: More than 74% of pediatric deaths occur in an intensive care unit (ICU), with 40% occurring after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies (WOLST). No needs assessment has described provider needs or suggestions for improving the WOLST…

Background/aims: The death of a child or young adult is fundamentally painful. Evaluating end-of-life care experiences can identify specific needs and ensure good quality care is provided. Our aim was to identify tools assessing quality of dying,…

Background/aims: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in global mass bereavement; in the UK alone there have been 140,000 deaths to date, with a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian or minoritized ethnic (BME) communities. Voluntary and community…

Background: Sleep disturbance is part of the behavioural phenotype of the rare genetic condition mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type III. A growing body of evidence suggests that underlying disturbance in circadian rhythm functioning may explain sleep…

Four patients with Lesch Nyhan disease were treated with L 5 hydroxytryptophan, alone, or in combination with carbidopa, and their effect on self mutilatory behavior was compared to that observed during periods in which placebo was administered.…

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