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J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Aug;27(4):394-401. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2011.06.005. Epub 2011 Aug 25.

Development and implementation of a pediatric palliative care program.

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St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN, USA. pelantd@centracare.com

Abstract

Palliative care, long-used in the adult setting, is new to the pediatric setting. Research indicates that palliative care reduces length of stay and use of aggressive end-of-life interventions, improves quality of life, and provides hope. It balances provision of coordinated care with building of family memories and preparation for the child's death with celebration of the child's life. We advocate implementation of pediatric palliative care in any hospital that cares for children. This article provides a model outlining critical steps and considerations for establishing a successful pediatric palliative care program.

PMID:
22703687
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2011.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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