Early Initiation of Pediatric Palliative Care

Title

Early Initiation of Pediatric Palliative Care

Creator

Neuburg L

Publisher

Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Date

2020

Subject

barriers; life-threatening disease; nurse practitioners; palliative care; pediatric

Description

Pediatric palliative care (PPC) literature was utilized to identify barriers for early initiation of palliative care at diagnosis among children with life-threatening diseases. Early integration of PPC enhances quality of life and reduces suffering in these children, but many clinicians fail to initiate advanced care planning, establish goals of care, and refer to specialists. Barriers to early PPC initiation include clinician misperceptions, emotional toll on clinicians, and prognostic uncertainty about treatment options and care management strategies. Pediatric nurse practitioners can increase awareness, educate, and support other clinicians to promote early initiation of PPC in children with life-threatening diseases. Copyright © 2020 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

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Citation List Month

September 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Neuburg L, “Early Initiation of Pediatric Palliative Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17207.

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