Date of Award
Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology
Colleges & School
College Of Arts And Sciences
Keri Hainsworth, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Cancer--Palliative treatment; Palliative treatment--In infancy & childhood; Palliative treatment--Psychological aspects
Medical records of dying children at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were reviewed to find differences between the amounts of ancillary support services used, the degree of sibling involvement, and to see if pain was controlled in the child during the last 72 hours and the last 12 hours of their life. This was looked at in regard to two groups; those children who received palliative care services, and those children who did not. The results show that there are no significant differences between the two groups regarding ancillary support, sibling involvement, or how if pain was controlled. The results did, however, help the researcher to offer suggestions on what can be done in the future regarding palliative care in dying children.
Aufderhaar, Anna C., "Retrospective evaluation of palliative care in dying pediatric patients" (2009). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 3.