Disclosing terminal diagnosis to children and their families: palliative professionals' communication barriers

Title

Disclosing terminal diagnosis to children and their families: palliative professionals' communication barriers

Creator

Coad J; Patel R; Murray S

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2014

Subject

Humans; Terminally Ill; Communication Barriers; Professional-Patient Relations; Palliative Care

Description

Few studies have fully explored the problem of communication barriers in pediatric palliative care, particularly the detrimental effects of poor interaction between staff and families on children's health and well-being. A literature review was undertaken to expand the current body of knowledge about staff to patient communications. Articles meeting the inclusion criteria (N = 15) were systematically read and summarized using a data extraction sheet. A narrative synthesis identified 5 overarching themes as barriers to communication. Improvements in staff education and individualized palliative care plans for children and their families may help to overcome communication barriers.
2014-06

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

302-307

Issue

1

Volume

38

Citation

Coad J; Patel R; Murray S, “Disclosing terminal diagnosis to children and their families: palliative professionals' communication barriers,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15011.

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