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

hospice; Pediatrics; Palliative Care; palliative care; Health Personnel; Health Personnel Attitudes; Hospice; Treatment Barriers

Description

Objectives: Several barriers have been identified as preventing or delaying access 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 were 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)

Citation List Month

December 2018 List

Collection

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 July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15833.

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