Paediatric oncology providers' perspectives on early integration of paediatric palliative care

Title

Paediatric oncology providers' perspectives on early integration of paediatric palliative care

Creator

Saad R; Kurdahi L B; Yazbick-Dumit N; Irani C; Muwakkit S

Publisher

International journal of palliative nursing

Date

2020

Subject

end-of-life; communication; paediatric palliative care; children with cancer; interdisciplinary collaboration; paediatric oncology providers

Description

BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers' perceptions of palliative care in children with cancer influence care management, specifically that of its early integration. Thus, it is crucial to understand the perspectives of the providers on early integration of palliative care so that measures to create informed care decisions are based on reconciling their views. AIMS: To explore the perceptions of paediatric oncology providers at the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI) in Lebanon regarding the integration of early paediatric palliative care (PPC) in the management of children with cancer. METHOD(S): A qualitative descriptive research design with focus groups was used in a leading paediatric oncology setting. FINDINGS: The thematic analysis yielded four themes: (1) healthcare providers understood palliative care as pain relief and psychological support mainly at the end of life; (2) the timing of integrating PPC is linked to end of life, advanced disease or treatment failure; (3) interdisciplinary collaboration is important for addressing patients' and families' needs effectively; and (4) communication with the child and family is one of the most difficult aspects of integrating PPC. CONCLUSION(S): This study demonstrated the perceptions of healthcare providers about early palliative care in paediatric oncology in Lebanon. It also highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and effective communication with the child and family for better management of PPC.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Saad R; Kurdahi L B; Yazbick-Dumit N; Irani C; Muwakkit S, “Paediatric oncology providers' perspectives on early integration of paediatric palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17396.

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