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End-of-life care for children and adolescents

Publication year
2005
Author(s)
Hinds, P. S.; Oakes, L. L.; Hicks, J.; Anghelescu, D. L.
Pages
53-62
Volume
21
Number
1

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 provision of competent and compassionate end-of-life care.

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