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NURSING INTERVENTIONS THAT FACILITATE END-OF-LIFE DECISION-MAKING IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

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2013
Abstract/Description:
Nearly one-third of all pediatric oncology patients die from their disease, so nurses need to have an evidence-based standard of practice to guide their role in end-of-life decision-making. The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze current research on end-of-life decision-making within pediatric oncology to create a practice guideline for nurses working with this patient population. Eleven studies were examined to identify nursing interventions regarding the role of the nurse in end-of-life care, the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision-making, parent involvement in end-of-life decision-making, and child involvement in end-of-life decision-making, including the child's ability to participate in end-of-life decision-making. Based on the findings, the researcher identified several interventions that can be used by nurses to facilitate end-of-life discussion and decision-making that includes both parent and, when appropriate, the child.
Title: NURSING INTERVENTIONS THAT FACILITATE END-OF-LIFE DECISION-MAKING IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY.
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Name(s): Baeringer, Lauren, Author
Wink, Diane, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Nearly one-third of all pediatric oncology patients die from their disease, so nurses need to have an evidence-based standard of practice to guide their role in end-of-life decision-making. The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze current research on end-of-life decision-making within pediatric oncology to create a practice guideline for nurses working with this patient population. Eleven studies were examined to identify nursing interventions regarding the role of the nurse in end-of-life care, the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision-making, parent involvement in end-of-life decision-making, and child involvement in end-of-life decision-making, including the child's ability to participate in end-of-life decision-making. Based on the findings, the researcher identified several interventions that can be used by nurses to facilitate end-of-life discussion and decision-making that includes both parent and, when appropriate, the child.
Identifier: CFH0004443 (IID), ucf:45081 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.N.
Nursing, College of Nursing
Bachelors
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Subject(s): pediatric oncology
nursing interventions
end-of-life
cancer
decision-making
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004443
Restrictions on Access: campus 2016-04-01
Host Institution: UCF

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