No impact of previous evidence advocating openness to talk to children about their imminent death

Title

No impact of previous evidence advocating openness to talk to children about their imminent death

Creator

Kreicbergs U; Pohlkamp L; Sveen J

Identifier

Publisher

Acta Paediatrica

Date

2020

Subject

Communication; palliative care; child death; imminent death; psychological morbidity

Description

Communication is as important as the drug and the knife in medical care, particularly when patients are facing life-threatening conditions. However, the ability to communicate effectively has been commonly associated with strong emotional barriers among healthcare professionals and family members. Studies that have focused on paediatric oncology have showed that openness about the transition from curative to palliative care is frequently avoided (1,2). As long ago as the 1980s a paper in this journal reported that children often wanted to share their thoughts and feelings at the end of life, but that adults often failed to recognise that need (3).

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January 2021 List

Collection

Citation

Kreicbergs U; Pohlkamp L; Sveen J, “No impact of previous evidence advocating openness to talk to children about their imminent death,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17316.

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