Parents' perspective on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death and end-of-life decisions for children dying from cancer.

@article{Hechler2008ParentsPO,
  title={Parents' perspective on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death and end-of-life decisions for children dying from cancer.},
  author={Tanja Hechler and Markus Blankenburg and Stefan J Friedrichsdorf and Diane Garske and Bettina Huebner and Andrea Menke and Christine Wamsler and Joanne Wolfe and Boris Zernikow},
  journal={Klinische Padiatrie},
  year={2008},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={166-74}
}
BACKGROUND In the present study, we investigated the situation of children who had succumbed to their malignancy in Germany as perceived by their parents. Specifically, we were interested in bereaved parents' perspective on five essential areas: 1) symptoms and quality of life, 2) characteristics of the child's death, 3) anticipation of their child's death and care delivery, 4) end-of-life decisions and 5) impact of the child's death on the parents and perceived social support by the health… CONTINUE READING

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