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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

Pentaris, Panagiotis; Papadatou, Danai; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Hosang, Georgina M.. 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 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

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

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1430081

Additional Information:

This work was supported by the Banco Santander and Sean's House Hospice Support.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
27 November 2017Accepted
14 March 2018Published Online
2018Published

Item ID:

22487

Date Deposited:

01 Dec 2017 14:51

Last Modified:

30 Nov 2018 16:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22487

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