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Grief and the experiences of nurses providing palliative care to children and young people at home.
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PMID:  24200187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims To elicit the views of children's nurses with regard to the personal, contextual and interprofessional challenges faced when delivering palliative and end of life care to children and young people in the community. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven nurses who provided palliative care to one or more child or young person in the home. Data generated were analysed thematically to define topics. Findings Four themes emerged: service delivery, nurse-family relationships, nurses' grief, funeral rites and bereavement support. Conclusions Nurses experienced considerable internal and external pressures. Some are inevitable but others, such as organisation of care provision to families and nurses' personal coping, could be improved by adequately resourced workforces, integrated service structures and guidance on reflective practice. Further research is needed.
Fiona Reid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing children and young people     Volume:  25     ISSN:  2046-2336     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Child Young People     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101554473     Medline TA:  Nurs Child Young People     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
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