Palliative care professional's perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children's hospice and palliative care services in south east London: A preliminary study

Title

Palliative care professional's perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children's hospice and palliative care services in south east London: A preliminary study

Creator

Pentaris P; Papadatou D; Jones A; Hosang GM

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2018

Subject

Child; Only Child; Palliative Care; children; hospice; paediatric; palliative care; child; barriers and challenges

Description

OBJECTIVES: Several barriers have been identified as preventing or delaying accessing to children's palliative care services. The aim of this study is to further explore such barriers from palliative care professionals' perspective from two London boroughs. METHODS: Qualitative- five children's palliative care professionals perceptions obtained from semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: Three themes emerged: availability and adequacy of child palliative care (e.g., unreliability of services), obstacles to accessing palliative care (e.g., logistical challenges) and cultural values and family priorities. CONCLUSION: These findings contribute to the equal opportunities dialogue in this sector and the need for future research to address the challenges identified.

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Citation List Month

April 2018 List

Citation

Pentaris P; Papadatou D; Jones A; Hosang GM, “Palliative care professional's perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children's hospice and palliative care services in south east London: A preliminary study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 16, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15091.

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