Grief and the experiences of nurses providing palliative care to children and young people at home

Title

Grief and the experiences of nurses providing palliative care to children and young people at home

Creator

Reid F

Publisher

Nursing Children And Young People

Date

2013

Description

AIMS: To elicit the views of children's nurses with regard to the personal, contextual and interprofessional challenges faced when delivering palliative and end of life care to children and young people in the community. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven nurses who provided palliative care to one or more child or young person in the home. Data generated were analysed thematically to define topics. FINDINGS: Four themes emerged: service delivery, nurse-family relationships, nurses' grief, funeral rites and bereavement support. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses experienced considerable internal and external pressures. Some are inevitable but others, such as organisation of care provision to families and nurses' personal coping, could be improved by adequately resourced workforces, integrated service structures and guidance on reflective practice. Further research is needed.
2013-11

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

31-36

Issue

9

Volume

25

Citation

Reid F, “Grief and the experiences of nurses providing palliative care to children and young people at home,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 5, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14654.

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