Family Support in Pediatric Palliative Care: How Are Families Impacted by their Children’s Illnesses?


This is an interersting article on the impact illness has on a pediatric patient’s family.  The article explores both negative and positive effects of  long-term pediatric caregiving scenarios and uses the Impact on Family scale (IOF) to try and identify unmet family needs.
Abstract:  Palliative care programs have the opportunity to intercede and provide supportive care to parents whose families have been impacted by their children’s illnesses. By understanding how families are impacted, programs can refine their service provision and investigate unmet needs…


Journal of Palliative Medicine


J Palliat Med. 2010 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]

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Journal Article


Knapp CA et al