Psychosocial and Spiritual Needs of Children Living with a Life-Limiting Illness

Mary McSherry, Kathy Kehoe, Jean M. Carroll, Tammy I. Kang, Mary T. Rourke

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Abstract

Quality end-of-life care includes the management of distressing symptoms; provisions of care, including the assessment and management of psychosocial and spiritual needs; and respite from diagnosis through death and bereavement. Meeting the palliative care goal of improved quality of life depends on medical and nursing practitioners understatnding and effectively assessing psychosocial symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-629
Number of pages21
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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