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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2005 Feb;21(1):53-62.

End-of-life care for children and adolescents.

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Division of Nursing Research, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA. pam.hinds@stjude.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To describe the complexities in end-of-life care of children and adolescents dying cancer-related deaths.

DATA SOURCES:

Research studies, review articles, and government reports.

CONCLUSION:

The complexities in providing competent and compassionate care to the dying child and the family is intense, undeniable, and may in some clinical situations be unavoidable.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

It is important for all those involved with the care at the end of life for a child or adolescent dying a cancer-related death create the framework that will support the provikion of competent and compassionate end-of-life care.

PMID:
15807057
DOI:
10.1053/j.soncn.2004.10.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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