For many, the image of end-of-life care includes a patient in a hospital bed receiving medication. While this may be one possible scenario, it is by no means the only one, nor should it be the model. At end-of-life, support for the child, family and care providers is imperative, in order to meaningfully affect the dying process, legacy of the child and coping strategies after death for all included.
This presentation provided an overview of pitfalls, tools and strategies in supporting children, their families and their care providers at the end of life.
Kevin Weingarten, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Staff Haematology/Oncology & Palliative care
The Hospital for Sick Children