Matters of Spirituality at the End of Life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  title={Matters of Spirituality at the End of Life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Mary R. Robinson and M. Thiel and Meghan M Backus and E. Meyer},
  pages={e719 - e729}
  • Mary R. Robinson, M. Thiel, +1 author E. Meyer
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OBJECTIVE. Our objective with this study was to identify the nature and the role of spirituality from the parents' perspective at the end of life in the PICU and to discern clinical implications. METHODS. A qualitative study based on parental responses to open-ended questions on anonymous, self-administered questionnaires was conducted at 3 PICUs in Boston, Massachusetts. Fifty-six parents whose children had died in PICUs after the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies participated. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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