Comparison Of Palliative Care Representations Between Pediatrician Residents And Oncologist Residents: A Qualitative Study

Title

Comparison Of Palliative Care Representations Between Pediatrician Residents And Oncologist Residents: A Qualitative Study

Creator

Toulouse J; Leneveu MC; Brouard J; Alexandre M

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2016.03.053

Publisher

Archives De Pediatrie

Date

2016

Subject

Pediatrics; Knowledge

Description

BACKGROUND:
Pediatrics residents treat patients who are particularly vulnerable and they care for many patients in palliative situations. The purpose of this study was to build a typology detailing the representations of pediatrics and oncology residents on palliative care and how these transfer to their practice, and to determine their knowledge of euthanasia and end-of-life legislation.
METHODS:
To draw up this typology, we used a semidirective interview method. The topics treated were their definition of palliative care, end of life, the emotions involved in these situations, and their daily practice. Then we asked them to speak about their opinions and knowledge of euthanasia and end-of-life legislation.
RESULTS:
Thirteen residents were interviewed: eight pediatrics residents, two oncologists, and three hemato-oncologists. Interviews lasted around 45min. Pediatrics and oncology residents had common representations based on "care giving." Nevertheless, pediatrics residents remained within the technical aspects to protect themselves from their negative emotions and stayed away from their patients. Oncology residents set their emotions aside to be able to carry on taking care of their patients.
CONCLUSION:
It seems necessary to disseminate a palliative culture, particularly in pediatrics, to improve management of children in palliative situations and to improve resident's feelings.

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Citation List Month

June 2016 List

Citation

Toulouse J; Leneveu MC; Brouard J; Alexandre M, “Comparison Of Palliative Care Representations Between Pediatrician Residents And Oncologist Residents: A Qualitative Study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10534.

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