Development of an in-home standardized end-of-life treatment program for pediatric patients dying of brain tumors

Title

Development of an in-home standardized end-of-life treatment program for pediatric patients dying of brain tumors

Creator

Arland LC; Hendricks-Ferguson VL; Pearson J; Foreman NK; Madden JR

Identifier

Publisher

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Date

2013

Subject

adolescent; Child; Female; Humans; infant; Male; retrospective studies; Young Adult; Palliative Care; Terminal Care; home care services; hospice care; Hospital Mortality; Health Personnel; Length of Stay; Pediatric Nursing; Program Development; Program Evaluation; Colorado; Patient Admission; Palliative Care; Preschool; Newborn; Brain neoplasms

Description

PURPOSE: To evaluate an end-of-life (EOL) program related to specific outcomes (i.e., number of hospitalizations and place of death) for children with brain tumors. DESIGN AND METHODS: From 1990 to 2005, a retrospective chart review was performed related to specified outcomes for 166 children with admission for pediatric brain tumors. RESULTS: Patients who received the EOL program were hospitalized less often (n = 114; chi-square = 5.001 with df = 1, p <.05) than patients who did not receive the program. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: An EOL program may improve symptom management and decrease required hospital admissions for children with brain tumors.
2013-04

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

144-157

Issue

2

Volume

18

Citation

Arland LC; Hendricks-Ferguson VL; Pearson J; Foreman NK; Madden JR, “Development of an in-home standardized end-of-life treatment program for pediatric patients dying of brain tumors,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14704.

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