Palliative radiotherapy for pediatric patients: Parental perceptions of indication, intent, and outcomes

Title

Palliative radiotherapy for pediatric patients: Parental perceptions of indication, intent, and outcomes

Creator

Lee B K; Boyle P J; Zaslowe-Dude C; Wolfe J; Marcus K J

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Date

2020

Subject

analgesia; article; child; clinical article; comfort; controlled study; expectation; female; human; male; palliative therapy; pediatric patient; perception; prospective study; quality of life; questionnaire; radiation oncology; radiotherapy; side effect

Description

Objectives: Palliative radiation therapy (pRT) is often used to improve quality of life for pediatric patients. Though palliative doses are generally lower than those for cure, pRT may still introduce undesirable effects. The decision to pursue additional therapy for a child may be challenging and depends on parents' knowledge and expectations. The goal of this study was to explore parental perceptions of pRT.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Lee B K; Boyle P J; Zaslowe-Dude C; Wolfe J; Marcus K J, “Palliative radiotherapy for pediatric patients: Parental perceptions of indication, intent, and outcomes,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16951.

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