Hospice Care for Children / Edition 3

Hospice Care for Children / Edition 3

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by Ann Armstrong-Dailey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195340701

ISBN-13: 9780195340709

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written for those involved in the care of dying children, this book describes different models of care, the developmental stages of children's understandings of death, the crucial aspects of pain and symptom control, and psychological distress. The book outlines Children's Hospice International's Program for All-Inclusive Care for Children and their Families.

Overview

Written for those involved in the care of dying children, this book describes different models of care, the developmental stages of children's understandings of death, the crucial aspects of pain and symptom control, and psychological distress. The book outlines Children's Hospice International's Program for All-Inclusive Care for Children and their Families. Particular attention is given to the necessary emotional support for staff, grieving parents, and surviving siblings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195340709
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Contributorsxvii
Introduction3
IIssues in Clinical Management
1.Children's Understanding of Death9
2.Pain and Symptom Management23
3.Psychosocial Aspects of Serious Illness in Childhood and Adolescence: Curse or Challenge?49
4.Caring for Children with Life-Limiting Illness and Their Families: Focus on Pediatric Hospice Nursing68
5.Neonatal Death100
6.Care for the Child with HIV Infection and AIDS113
IISupport Systems
7.Caring for Bereaved Parents137
8.After a Child Dies: Helping the Siblings157
9.Spiritual Care of Children and Parents172
10.Staff Support in Pediatric Hospice Care190
11.Unpaid Staff: The Volunteer Component213
12.Lessons in Grief: A Practical Look at School Programs232
13.Therapeutic Play and Creative Arts: Helping Children Cope with Illness, Death, and Grief250
14.The Primary Care Physician's Role284
IIIDifferent Contexts, Different Lessons
15.Learning from One Another: Lessons from Pediatrics for Palliative Care293
16.Palliative Care in an Inpatient Hospital Setting313
17.Ethical Decision Making at the End of Life323
18.Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program353
19.Death-Related Literature for Children and Adolescents: Selected, Annotated, and with Guidelines and Resources for Adults378
Appendix403
Index411

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