Death in the pediatric ICU: caring for children and families at the end of life

Title

Death in the pediatric ICU: caring for children and families at the end of life

Creator

Copnell B

Publisher

Critical Care Nursing Clinics Of North America

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; Attitude of Health Personnel Attitude to Death Attitude to Health Bereavement Child Child; Hospital/psychology Pediatric Nursing/organization & administration Professional-Family Relations Social Support Terminal Care/organization & administration/psychology Total Quality Management; Hospitalized/psychology Critical Care/organization & administration/psychology Decision Making; Organizational Empathy Family/psychology Forecasting Health Services Needs and Demand Humans Nurse's Role/psychology Nurse-Patient Relations Nursing Research Nursing Staff

Description

The need to improve care for children and families at the end of life is acknowledged widely. This article reviews current research concerning end-of-life care in the pediatric ICU. How children die, how decisions are made, management of the dying process, and parent and caregiver experiences are major themes. Gaps in current knowledge are identified, and suggestions are made for future research.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

349--60, x

Issue

4

Volume

17

Citation

Copnell B, “Death in the pediatric ICU: caring for children and families at the end of life,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 8, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13745.

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