Promoting Excellence : Easing Pain & Symptom as Illness Progresses

Children's Hospital: Easing Pain & Symptom as Illness Progresses: Relief Guide for Families (Pomietto)

This reference manual is for families who have children who are nearing the end of their life. The manual was written by parents and medical professionals. It includes information on decision-making and communication that applies to anyone with a complex medical condition, but most of the practical information about pain management and emotional support relates more to end-of-life issues.

Educational Tools - Patient/Family Education

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Palliative Care Project
Mail Stop CM - 11
4800 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105

Beth McKinstry
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
The manual was provided to Hospice nurses who were serving families as palliative care nurse case managers. Those nurses used their discretion in giving the manual to families as indicated.

pediatrics, patient information, family information

To use this tool:
To request a copy of this guide or to obtain further information about the guide email Beth McKinstry, [email protected].

Posted September 2003

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