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Barriers to palliative care for children: Perceptions of pediatric health care providers

Davies, B.; Sehring, S.A.; Patridge, J.C.; Cooper, B.A.; Hughes, Ann Maree; Philp, J.C.; Amidi-Nouri, A.; Kramer, R.F.

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OBJECTIVE. The goal was to explore barriers to palliative care experienced by pediatric health care providers caring for seriously ill children. METHODS. This study explored pediatric provider perceptions of end-of-life care in an academic children's hospital, with the goal of describing perceived barriers to end-of-life care for children and their families. The report focuses on the responses of nurses (n = 117) and physicians (n = 81). RESULTS. Approximately one half of the respondents...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81905
Source: Pediatrics (English edition)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-3153

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