End-of-life And Bereavement Care In Pediatric Intensive Care Units

Title

End-of-life And Bereavement Care In Pediatric Intensive Care Units

Creator

Suttle M; Jenkins T L; Tamburro R F

Identifier

10.1016/j.pcl.2017.06.012

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2017

Subject

Bereavement Support; Child Death; Family Interaction; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Child; Clinical Study; Doctor Patient Relation; Female; Health; Human; Male; Pain; Sound; Terminal Care; United States

Description

Most childhood deaths in the United States occur in hospitals. Pediatric intensive care clinicians must anticipate and effectively treat dying children's pain and suffering and support the psychosocial and spiritual needs of families. These actions may help family members adjust to their loss, particularly bereaved parents who often experience reduced mental and physical health. Candid and compassionate communication is paramount to successful end-of-life (EOL) care as is creating an environment that fosters meaningful family interaction. EOL care in the pediatric intensive care unit is associated with challenging ethical issues, of which clinicians must maintain a sound and working understanding.

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Citation List Month

October 2017 List

Notes

Using Smart Source Parsing
Date of Publication: 2017

Citation

Suttle M; Jenkins T L; Tamburro R F, “End-of-life And Bereavement Care In Pediatric Intensive Care Units,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10817.

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