Nurses play an important role in supporting families who are faced with the critical illness and death of their child. Grieving families desire compassionate, sensitive care that respects their wishes and meets their needs. Families often wish to continue relationships and maintain lasting connections with hospital staff following their child’s death. A structured bereavement program that supports families both at the end of their child’s life and throughout their grief journey can meet this need.
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Pediatric Care| December 01 2015
Caring for Pediatric Patients’ Families at the Child’s End of Life
Jodi E. Mullen, RN-BC, MS, CCRN, CCNS, ACCNS-P;
Jodi E. Mullen is a clinical leader, pediatric intensive care unit, University of Florida Health, Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.
Corresponding author: Jodi E. Mullen, rn-bc, ms, ccrn, ccns. accns-p, Clinical Leader, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Florida Health, Shands Children’s Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Rd, PO Box 100335, Gainesville, FL 32610 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Melissa R. Reynolds, RN, MSN, NE-BC;
Jennifer S. Larson, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Crit Care Nurse (2015) 35 (6): 46–56.
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Jodi E. Mullen, Melissa R. Reynolds, Jennifer S. Larson; Caring for Pediatric Patients’ Families at the Child’s End of Life. Crit Care Nurse 1 December 2015; 35 (6): 46–56. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2015614
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