Davies et al. - 2004 - The Impact on Families of Respite Care in a Children's Hospice Program

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Source

Davies et al.

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Year

 2004

Region

 United States

Type

 Journal Article – Observational Study

Objective

 To identify perceptions related to program benefits, and considerations related to use and timing of respite component of a hospice program over its first 2.5 years of operation

Key Notes/Findings:

  • Majority of parents reported positive child benefits and viewed the hospice as safe, happy and fun place
  • Respite provided parents with a break from the routine, with sleep, comfort, and freedom, time for themselves, a sense of privacy and ‘normalcy’ and learning opportunities with peers
  • Although it is often unavailable, respite care is central to parents’ integrity and capacity to care for their children and themselves

Reference:

Davies B, Steele R, Collins JB, Cook K, Smith S. The Impact on Families of Respite Care in a Children’s Hospice Program. Journal of Palliative Care. 2004 Winter;20(4):277–86. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15690830

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