Low prevalence of palliative care and ethics consultations for children with chronic critical illness

Title

Low prevalence of palliative care and ethics consultations for children with chronic critical illness

Creator

Boss RD;Falck A;Goloff N;Hutton N;Miles A;Shapiro M;Weiss EM;Donohue PK

Identifier

Publisher

Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics

Date

2018

Subject

childhood disease th [Therapy];Chronic disease;critical illness;Ethics;Palliative therapy;article;artificial ventilation;consultation;hospital admission;Human;intensive care unit;Length of Stay;prevalence;priority journal;tracheostomy

Description

Medical advances over the past two decades have increased the numbers of children who survive serious conditions. Mortality from premature birth and genetic syndromes has improved such that more clinicians offer, and more families request, interventions to prolong their child's life. While some interventions promise cure, others result in chronic disease states that require ongoing medical care.

Paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) across the United States (U.S.) report increasing numbers of children with prolonged and recurrent hospitalisations and medical complexity 1. We have suggested that this population be considered ‘chronically critically ill (CCI)’ 2. The CCI designation for adult ICU patients signals to families and clinicians alike that the patient's prognosis is poorer than predicted by their primary diagnosis alone.

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Citation List Month

November 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Boss RD;Falck A;Goloff N;Hutton N;Miles A;Shapiro M;Weiss EM;Donohue PK, “Low prevalence of palliative care and ethics consultations for children with chronic critical illness,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15597.

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