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When parents face the death of their child: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of parental perspectives on their child's end-of life care

Published inBMC Palliative Care, vol. 15, 30
Publication date2016
Abstract

Parents facing the death of their child have a strong need for compassionate professional support. Care services should be based on empirical evidence, be sensitive to the needs of the families concerned, take into account the heterogeneity within the medical field of paediatrics, and fit into the local health care system. We need to better understand the perspectives of parents facing the death of their child in order to guide further development and evaluation of specialised paediatric palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care services.

Keywords
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Death
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Death
  • Decision Making
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Parents/psychology
  • Pediatrics/standards
  • Perception
  • Resuscitation Orders/psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Switzerland
  • Terminal Care/standards
Citation (ISO format)
ZIMMERMANN, Karin et al. When parents face the death of their child: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of parental perspectives on their child’s end-of life care. In: BMC Palliative Care, 2016, vol. 15, p. 30. doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0098-3
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ISSN of the journal1472-684X
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