TITLE

Uncertainty in prognosis a key barrier to end-of-life care for children

AUTHOR(S)
Stephenson, Michelle
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Hem/Onc Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the findings of a study conducted at the University of California in San Francisco, which determined the perspectives of staff members about end-of-life care for children. It also revealed that many of the barriers to end-of-life care for children are different from barriers to end-of-life care for adults. Examples of barriers include uncertainties in prognosis, discrepancies in treatment goals between staff and family members and barriers to communication.
ACCESSION #
31672246

 

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