Meaghann Shaw Weaver

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BACKGROUND Despite standardization in disease assessments and curative interventions for childhood cancer, palliative assessments and psychosocial interventions remain diverse and disparate. AIM Identify current approaches to palliative care in the pediatric oncology setting to inform development of comprehensive psychosocial palliative care standards for(More)
OBJECTIVE To synthesize the perspectives of a broad range of pediatric palliative care (PPC) clinicians and parents, to formulate a consensus on prioritization of the PPC research agenda. STUDY DESIGN A 4-round modified Delphi online survey was administered to PPC experts and to parents of children who had received PPC. In round 1, research priorities(More)
The growth of dental health services over the past 15 years has produced several issues in dentistry. Because economic markets are the cornerstone of dental delivery in the US, informed responses to these issues require a thorough understanding of dental-care markets. The empirical literature is reviewed to examine the structure of dental markets, to assess(More)
Two normal appearing infants presented in the newborn period with elevated white blood cell counts and immature blast cells. Initial bone marrow karyotype analysis showed trisomy of chromosome 21 in all metaphases. In both patients blastemia spontaneously resolved and percentage of trisomy 21 cells decreased. One infant required multiple exchange(More)
Genetic testing reveals information about a patient's health status and predictions about the patient's future wellness, while also potentially disclosing health information relevant to other family members. With the increasing availability and affordability of genetic testing and the integration of genetics into mainstream medicine, the importance of(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms arising from disease or treatment are subjective experiences. Insight into pediatric oncology treatment side effects or symptoms is ideally obtained from direct inquiry to the ill child. A concept-elicitation phase in a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument design provides an opportunity to elicit children's voices to shape cancer(More)
Working under the Mississippi Postneonatal Death Impact Project, the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the State Department of Health, helped improve access to pediatric health care in Mississippi. This was accomplished by developing a statewide telephone information and referral service (telephone case(More)
BACKGROUND This qualitative study investigated the medical decision-making preferences of adolescent oncology patients and the parental and clinician behaviors that adolescents report to be supportive of their preferred level of decision-making involvement. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 40 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 years who were(More)