Cancer-related symptoms most concerning to parents during the last week and last day of their child's life.

@article{Pritchard2008CancerrelatedSM,
  title={Cancer-related symptoms most concerning to parents during the last week and last day of their child's life.},
  author={Michele Pritchard and Elizabeth A Burghen and Deo Kumar Srivastava and James Okuma and Lisa Anderson and Brent W Powell and Wayne L. Furman and Pamela S. Hinds},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={e1301-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies of symptoms in children dying a cancer-related death typically rely on medical chart reviews or parental responses to symptom checklists. However, the mere presence of a symptom does not necessarily correspond with the distress it can cause the child's parents. The purpose of this study was to identify the cancer-related symptoms that most concerned parents during the last days of their child's life and the strategies parents identified as helpful with their child's care… CONTINUE READING

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