Age appropriate language essential for pediatric patients

September 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2011, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p106
The article discusses the specific skills required by hospice staff members who care for pediatric patients, especially the use of age appropriate language. Effective communication with pediatric patients and family is extremely important. Included are comments from Kathy Perko, director of the Bridges Palliative Care program at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and Marion Taylor director of Kid's Path at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.


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