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Palliative care professionals’ perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children’s hospice and palliative care services in South East London: A preliminary study

Palliative care professionals’ perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children’s hospice and palliative care services in South East London: A preliminary study

Pentaris, Panagiotis ORCID: 0000-0001-5593-8555, Papadatou, Danai, Jones, Alice and Hosing, Georgina (2018) Palliative care professionals’ perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children’s hospice and palliative care services in South East London: A preliminary study. Death Studies, 42 (10). pp. 649-657. ISSN 0748-1187 (Print), 1091-7683 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1430081)

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Abstract

Objectives:
Several barriers have been identified as preventing or delaying accessing to children’s palliative care services. The aim of this study is to further explore such barriers from palliative care professionals’ perspective from two London boroughs.

Methods:
Qualitative- five children’s palliative care professionals perceptions obtained from semi-structured interviews.

Results:
Three themes emerged: availability and adequacy of child palliative care (e.g., unreliability of services), obstacles to accessing palliative care (e.g., logistical challenges) and cultural values and family priorities.

Conclusion:
These findings contribute to the equal opportunities dialogue in this sector and the need for future research to address the challenges identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, hospice, palliative care, paediatric, barriers and challenges
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Sociology Research Group
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 12:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 3
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18305

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