Paediatric respite care: A literature review from New Zealand

Title

Paediatric respite care: A literature review from New Zealand

Creator

Horsburgh M; Trenholme A; Huckle T

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

2002

Subject

Child; Health Planning; Family Health; New Zealand; adolescent; Human; Quality of Health Care/standards; Terminal Care/organization & administration; Palliative Care/organization & administration; Respite Care/organization & administration

Description

This paper reviews relevant international and New Zealand literature, policy documents and reports on respite provision for children who are dying and their families. The literature describes why respite care for children is necessary, and evaluates present respite services in accord with recent reports and literature. The service provisions needed for dying children and their families are explored, including suggestions for the improvement of services and future research. The literature reveals that, although respite care for terminally ill children and their families is necessary, service provisions are uncoordinated, not always culturally sensitive and very limited for children and their families. Improvement in paediatric respite services is necessary and research needs to be conducted in this area to facilitate the development of more appropriate respite services for children and their families.
2002

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

99-105

Issue

2

Volume

16

Citation

Horsburgh M; Trenholme A; Huckle T, “Paediatric respite care: A literature review from New Zealand,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12593.

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