Unique aspects of caring for dying children and their families

Title

Unique aspects of caring for dying children and their families

Creator

Zwerdling T; Davies S; Lazar L; Crawford B; Tucker L; Boughner A; Richter-Beck L

Publisher

American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Program Evaluation; Hospitals; Family Health; Human; Home Care Services/organization & administration; Ohio; Terminal Care/organization & administration; Hospices/organization & administration; Pediatric/organization & administration

Description

Pediatric hospice has become an important service for children and their families in the past decade. In this article we present unique aspects of StarShine, the hospice of Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Length-of-service data demonstrate the need to find innovative ways of encouraging earlier referral to hospice. Several specialized aspects of care, such as long-term bereavement, pet visitation and social services for the family are presented. The initiation of a novel in-home pain management program is described. StarShine has not followed an adult hospice model, and as such, we discuss those unique aspects of dying pediatric patients and suggest specific solutions and interventions designed for children.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Zwerdling T; Davies S; Lazar L; Crawford B; Tucker L; Boughner A; Richter-Beck L, “Unique aspects of caring for dying children and their families,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 21, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11646.