Pediatric nurses' attitudes toward hospice and pediatric palliative care.(Report): An article from: Pediatric Nursing [HTML] [Digital]

Pediatric nurses' attitudes toward hospice and pediatric palliative care.(Report): An article from: Pediatric Nursing [HTML] [Digital]

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About 500,000 children each year in the United States are coping with life-limiting conditions (Himelstein, Hilden, Boldt, & Weissman, 2004). Pediatric palliative care is a model of care that can provide pain and symptom control, psychosocial support, nursing care, and respite to these children and their families. Traditionally, pediatric palliative care, as well as adult palliative care, has focused on providing comfort and support to children and their families at the end of life. However, national experts emphasize that the traditional model of palliative care may not be appropriate for children, and there is a need for integration of pediatric palliative care into ongoing medical management from the point of diagnosis to the end of life (American Academy of Pediatrics...

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About 500,000 children each year in the United States are coping with life-limiting conditions (Himelstein, Hilden, Boldt, & Weissman, 2004). Pediatric palliative care is a model of care that can provide pain and symptom control, psychosocial support, nursing care, and respite to these children and their families. Traditionally, pediatric palliative care, as well as adult palliative care, has focused on providing comfort and support to children and their families at the end of life. However, national experts emphasize that the traditional model of palliative care may not be appropriate for children, and there is a need for integration of pediatric palliative care into ongoing medical management from the point of diagnosis to the end of life (American Academy of Pediatrics...

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