Health Care Professionals' Experiences And Needs When Delivering End-of-life Care To Children: A Qualitative Study

Title

Health Care Professionals' Experiences And Needs When Delivering End-of-life Care To Children: A Qualitative Study

Creator

Bergstraesser E; Cignacco E; Luck P

Identifier

10.1177/1178224217724770

Publisher

Palliat Care

Date

2017

Subject

Conflicts Of Interest With Respect To The Research Authorship And/or; Pediatric End-of-life Care; Perspectives Of Health Care Professionals; Professionals' Experiences; Professionals' Needs; Publication Of This Article.

Description

Pediatric end-of-life care (EOL care) entails challenging tasks for health care professionals (HCPs). Little is known about HCPs' experiences and needs when providing pediatric EOL care in Switzerland. This study aimed to describe the experiences and needs of HCPs in pediatric EOL care in Switzerland and to develop recommendations for the health ministry. The key aspect in EOL care provision was identified as the capacity to establish a relationship with the dying child and the family. Barriers to this interaction were ethical dilemmas, problems in collaboration with the interprofessional team, and structural problems on the level of organizations. A major need was the expansion of vocational training and support by specialized palliative care teams. We recommend the development of a national concept for the provision of EOL care in children, accompanied by training programs and supported by specialized pediatric palliative care teams located in tertiary children's hospitals.

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Citation List Month

October 2017 List

Notes

Bergstrasser, Eva
Cignacco, Eva
Luck, Patricia
Journal Article
United States
Palliat Care. 2017 Aug 10;10:1178224217724770. doi: 10.1177/1178224217724770. eCollection 2017.

Citation

Bergstraesser E; Cignacco E; Luck P, “Health Care Professionals' Experiences And Needs When Delivering End-of-life Care To Children: A Qualitative Study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10824.

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