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Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

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.


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