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Using a case study, in this article we seek to highlight how the distinct developmental needs of adolescent and young adult patients facing a life-threatening condition require a different approach to patient care by pediatric health care workers. The case underscores pitfalls in using a pediatric construct of care in areas of pain management, social(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the ability of palliative care screening criteria to improve access to palliative care services in the PICU and examine the association between palliative care team involvement and ICU and hospital length of stay. DESIGN Prospective interventional quality improvement study. SETTING PICU at a quaternary academic medical center. (More)
Reports the results of a questionnaire survey designed to discover relationships of the emotional responses of cancer patients and their spouses to variables of age, gender, and church attendance. Claims that contemporary high-tech health care developments tend toward a process of despiritualization, and that one-on-one spiritual relationships seldom occur(More)
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