The palliative care nurse's role in supporting the adolescent child of a dying patient

Title

The palliative care nurse's role in supporting the adolescent child of a dying patient

Creator

Sweetland C

Publisher

International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

Date

2005

Subject

Psychology; Adaptation; PedPal Lit; methods; Adolescent Psychology/ethics Adult Attitude to Death Bereavement Female Helping Behavior Humans Information Services Internet Life Change Events Neoplasms/nursing/psychology Nurse's Role/; Professional-Family Relations/ethics Prognosis Social Support Truth Disclosure/ethics; Psychological/ethics Adolescent; psychology Palliative Care/ethics/

Description

The aim of this article was to critically evaluate the author's role as a hospital-based palliative care nurse in supporting the adolescent child of a dying parent. The approach taken and the resources that were available have been reflected upon. The article explores whether it was possible to adapt the theory of bereavement support for those working with adults within the constraints of a busy acute hospital. It was found that although there were limitations to the amount of support the author could give within her role, there remains a window of opportunity for all healthcare professionals within this field to support parents in preparing their children for bereavement.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

294-8

Issue

6

Volume

11

Citation

Sweetland C, “The palliative care nurse's role in supporting the adolescent child of a dying patient,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13327.

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