Building Competence in Pediatric End-Of-Life-Care


The following is part of the abstract for this research article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.  The full article is provided in PDF form through the attached link.
Background:  Pediatric end-of-life care involves multiple decision-makers including the patient, the family, and the health care provider. Although some information exists on the role of patient and family values on decision making, little is known about what influences the health care provider’s decisions and performance.
Objective: A survey was conducted to collect data on health care providers who provide pediatric end-of-life care to determine what factors influence provider confidence in managing eleven different end-of-life care issues.


Journal of Palliative Medicine


Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p617-622, 6p

Resource Type:

Journal Article


Dickens, David S.