Efficacy of the Paediatrics Palliative Care Team of Murcia according to the experience of the parents

Title

Efficacy of the Paediatrics Palliative Care Team of Murcia according to the experience of the parents

Creator

Plaza Fornieles M; Garcia-Marcos B P; Galera Minarro A M; Barbieri G; Bellavia N; Bermudez Cortes M D M; Navarro M A

Publisher

Anales de Pediatria.

Date

2019

Subject

death; article; child; female; human; male; palliative therapy; retrospective study; controlled study; human experiment; pediatrics; terminal care; shared decision making; satisfaction; Palliative care; newborn; questionnaire; pediatrician; bereavement support; End-of-life care; Improvements; observational study; Paediatric; Parental perspectives; Questionnaire; Survey

Description

Introduction: The care at the end of children's lives must be sensitive to the needs of the child and their family. An understanding of the illness is required from the perspective of parents faced with the death of their child, in order to improve quality and guide the development of end-of-life care in Paediatrics. Method(s): A retrospective observational study was conducted between June 2014 and June 2017 using a questionnaire, to assess the needs, experiences, and satisfaction with the care received, from a sample of parents who lost a child due to a foreseeable cause. Three different study groups were formed based on the team responsible for end-of-life care, and an analysis was carried out on the differences between the group treated by the paediatric palliative care team, the group attended by non-palliative paediatricians, and the neonatal group. Result(s): Of the 80 eligible families, 64 could be contacted, and 28 (43.8%) finally completed the questionnaire. Our study shows positive experiences and high satisfaction of parents with the care received at the end of their child's life. The highest scores in experiences and satisfaction were given by the parents of the children served by the paediatric palliative care team, with statistically significant differences in family support, communication, shared decision making, and bereavement support (P < .05). Conclusion(s): Parents are satisfied with the care received at the end of their children's lives, but the intervention of a specific paediatric palliative care team improves the quality of care at the end of life in paediatrics. Copyright © 2019

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Citation

Plaza Fornieles M; Garcia-Marcos B P; Galera Minarro A M; Barbieri G; Bellavia N; Bermudez Cortes M D M; Navarro M A, “Efficacy of the Paediatrics Palliative Care Team of Murcia according to the experience of the parents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16519.

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