Adolescents with life-threatening illnesses

Title

Adolescents with life-threatening illnesses

Creator

Knapp C; Quinn GP; Murphy D; Brown R; Madden V

Publisher

The American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Care

Date

2010

Subject

Adolescent Transitions

Description

Adolescents have unique physical and psychosocial needs. Adolescents want to gain autonomy, yet they must still rely on their parents for support. These unique needs are further complicated by a life-threatening illness. Adolescents with life-threatening illnesses must rely on their parents, due to legal aspects of decision making, and they also face potential loss of peer interaction as they spend more time in hospitals and away from their friends. Adolescents may also be concerned with fertility, reproduction, and sexuality, issues that are often not addressed in palliative care programs. To meet the unique needs of adolescents, specific palliative care programs may need to be developed.
2010

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Knapp C; Quinn GP; Murphy D; Brown R; Madden V, “Adolescents with life-threatening illnesses,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 2, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14084.

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