A Family-Centered Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Communication for Pediactric Patients Diagnosed with Cancer: Implementation of the My Wish Policy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/271611
Title:
A Family-Centered Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Communication for Pediactric Patients Diagnosed with Cancer: Implementation of the My Wish Policy
Author:
Martinez, Mariel de la Paz
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to propose implementation and evaluation of a best practice policy to initiate a continuous conversation about palliative care with pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer, their parents, and the medical team. From a thorough review of recent, relevant literature, strong evidence supports the need to increase communication efforts between pediatric patients, their parents, and the medical team when it comes to discussing palliative care. There is no existing protocol or defined guidelines for implementing a palliative care discussion with pediatric oncologic patients. The proposed policy guidelines focus on exacting a time and protocol for initiating palliative care discussions with this population. An implementation plan and evaluation plan are proposed in accordance with the diffusion of innovation theory.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Family-Centered Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Communication for Pediactric Patients Diagnosed with Cancer: Implementation of the My Wish Policyen_US
dc.creatorMartinez, Mariel de la Pazen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Mariel de la Pazen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project is to propose implementation and evaluation of a best practice policy to initiate a continuous conversation about palliative care with pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer, their parents, and the medical team. From a thorough review of recent, relevant literature, strong evidence supports the need to increase communication efforts between pediatric patients, their parents, and the medical team when it comes to discussing palliative care. There is no existing protocol or defined guidelines for implementing a palliative care discussion with pediatric oncologic patients. The proposed policy guidelines focus on exacting a time and protocol for initiating palliative care discussions with this population. An implementation plan and evaluation plan are proposed in accordance with the diffusion of innovation theory.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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