Contributions of Palliative Care to Pediatric Patient Care


Contributions of Palliative Care to Pediatric Patient Care


Mandac C; Battista V


Seminars In Oncology Nursing




Pediatric oncology; Nursing; Pediatric palliative care


Objectives To provide an overview of pediatric palliative care (PPC) as it relates to children and families living with oncologic disease. Data Sources Journal articles, clinical research reports, clinical guidelines, and national statistics. Conclusion As new treatment protocols become available, the need for simultaneous supportive PPC, including adequate pain and symptom management, is evident. Further research and PPC program development is necessary for adherence to the current recommendation that PPC should be initiated at the time of diagnosis and continue throughout the course of a child's disease. Implications for Nursing Practice Palliative care nursing holds a specific role in the pediatric oncology setting. Registered nurses and advanced practice nurses should be adequately trained in PPC because they are in an optimal role to contribute to interdisciplinary PPC for pediatric oncology patients and their families.


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Mandac C; Battista V, “Contributions of Palliative Care to Pediatric Patient Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 1, 2023,