Developing a long-term ventilation service in a children's hospice: An illustrative case study

Andrea Cockett*

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Abstract

Children who use long-term ventilation at home and their parents find it difficult to access suitable respite services for short breaks. This article describes, through the use of a case study, a project to develop a respite service for such children at a children's hospice in England. The service development was a response to local need, which included a requirement to develop bespoke assessment documentation and processes as well as a comprehensive staff development package. The article follows the journey of one family through the development and use of the new service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Child
  • Long-term ventilation
  • Palliative care
  • Respite
  • Short break

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