Cultural and religious considerations in pediatric palliative care

Title

Cultural and religious considerations in pediatric palliative care

Creator

Wiener L; McConnell DG; Latella L; Ludi E

Publisher

Palliative & Supportive Care

Date

2013

Description

OBJECTIVE: A growing multicultural society presents healthcare providers with a difficult task of providing appropriate care for individuals who have different life experiences, beliefs, value systems, religions, languages, and notions of healthcare. This is especially vital when end-of-life care is needed during childhood. There is a dearth of literature addressing cultural considerations in the pediatric palliative care field. As members of a specific culture often do not ascribe to the same religious traditions, the purpose of this article was to explore and review how culture and religion informs and shapes pediatric palliative care. SIGNIFICANCE OF RESULTS: The review of the literature provides insight into the influence of religion and how culture informs lifestyle and shapes the experiences of illness, pain, and end-of-life care. Recommendations for providing culturally sensitive end-of-life care are offered through the framework outlined in the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care Quality Improvement Project of 2002. Cultural traditions are dynamic, never static, and cannot be generalized to all families. Guidelines to aid in approaches to palliative care are provided, and providers are encouraged to define these important differences for each family under their care.

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Citation List Month

July 2018 List

Pages

47-67

Issue

1

Volume

11

Collection

Citation

Wiener L; McConnell DG; Latella L; Ludi E, “Cultural and religious considerations in pediatric palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15175.

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