Review collection - Paediatrics 

243 reviews

The term paediatric (also spelt pediatric) usually includes both children (aged between 0 and 12 years of age) and adolescents (aged between 12 and 18 years of age).

Source: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Standards for the care of children and adolescents in health services (383kb pdf). Sydney: RACP; 2008 Nov 19.


Hanauer C, Telaar B, Rosner R, Doering BK. The efficacy of psychosocial interventions for grief symptoms in bereaved children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2024 Jan 11.

Pedraza EC, Vokinger AK, Cleves D, Michel G, Wrigley J, Baker JN, et al. Grief and bereavement support for parents in low- or middle-income countries: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 18.

Qualls KA, Svynarenko R, Cozad MJ, Keim-Malpass J, Huang G, Lindley LC. Geographic information systems utilization in pediatric end-of-life research: A scoping review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2024;41(2):216-227.

Schröder J, Riiser K, Holmen H. The needs of healthcare personnel who provide home-based pediatric palliative care: A mixed method systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024;24(1):45.


Agrawal US, Sarin J, Bakhshi S, Garg R. Challenges and opportunities in providing palliative care services to children with a life-limiting illness: A systematic review. Natl Med J India. 2023 Sep-Oct;35(5):284-289. doi: 10.25259/NMJI_349_2022.

Bernier Carney KM, Goodrich G, Lao A, Tan Z, Kiza AH, Cong X, Hinderer KA. Palliative care referral criteria and application in pediatric illness care: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 27:2692163231163258. doi: 10.1177/02692163231163258. Epub ahead of print.

Blume ED, Kirsch R, Cousino MK, Walter JK, Steiner JM, Miller TA, Machado D, Peyton C, Bacha E, Morell E; American Heart Association Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young. Palliative Care Across the Life Span for Children With Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2023 Jan 12:e000114. doi: 10.1161/HCQ.0000000000000114. Epub ahead of print.

Crooks J, Flemming K, Shulman C, Hudson B. Opportunities and challenges in involving people with lived experience of inclusion health as co-researchers in palliative and end of life research: a rapid review and thematic synthesis. Res Involv Engagem. 2023 Apr 20;9(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s40900-023-00436-3.

Danielson K, Colman H. Supporting Children Through Grief: A Content Analysis of Picturebooks About Death. Early Childhood Educ J. 2023 Jun 27. doi: 10.1007/s10643-023-01529-0.

Engel M, Brouwer MA, Jansen N, Leget C, Teunissen SC, Kars MC. The spiritual dimension of parenting a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition: A mixed-methods systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Jul 17:2692163231186173. doi: 10.1177/02692163231186173. Epub ahead of print.

Hammer NM, Bidstrup PE, Brok J, Devantier M, Sjøgren P, Schmiegelow K, Larsen A, Kurita GP, Olsen M, Larsen HB. Home-Based Specialized Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jan 5:S0885-3924(22)01047-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.12.139. Epub ahead of print.

Hirata M, Kobayashi K. Experiences with the end-of-life decision-making process in children with cancer, their parents, and healthcare professionals: A systematic review and meta-ethnography. J Pediatr Nurs. 2022 Dec 29:S0882-5963(22)00319-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2022.12.004. Epub ahead of print.

Kenneson SA, Hughes-Visentin A, Wrigley J, Gujral P, Lodhi S, Phadke S, Rayala S, Gentica X, Malipeddi D, Sarvode S, Kaye EC, Doherty M. Pediatric Palliative Care Program Implementation in LMICs: A Systematic Review using SWOT Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul 4:S0885-3924(23)00577-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.06.032. Epub ahead of print.

Lakhani J, Mack C, Kunyk D, Kung J, van Manen M. Considerations for Practice in Supporting Parental Bereavement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-a Systematic Review. J Palliat Care. 2023 Feb 27:8258597231158328. doi: 10.1177/08258597231158328. Epub ahead of print.

Lamb CM, Ramer K, Amodu O, Groenenboom K. The meaning of dying and death for children, their carers, and families: A scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2023;22(1):1-15.

Lee ARYB, Yau CE, Low CE, Li J, Ho RCM, Ho CSH. Severity and Longitudinal Course of Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress in Paediatric and Young Adult Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2023 Feb 23;12(5):1784. doi: 10.3390/jcm12051784.

Lusney N, van Breemen C, Lim E, Pawliuk C, Hussein Z. Pediatric advance care planning: A scoping review. Children (Basel). 2023 Jul 7;10(7):1179. doi: 10.3390/children10071179.

Motlagh EG, Bakhshi M, Davoudi N, Ghasemi A, Moonaghi HK. The physical and psychological outcomes of art therapy in pediatric palliative care: A systematic review. J Res Med Sci. 2023 Mar 16;28:13. doi: 10.4103/jrms.jrms_268_22.

Mukherjee S, Richardson N, Beresford B. Hospital healthcare experiences of children and young people with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions, and their parents: scoping reviews and resultant conceptual frameworks. BMC Pediatr. 2023 Jul 17;23(1):366. doi: 10.1186/s12887-023-04151-6.

Neefjes V. Parental ethical decision making and implications for advance care planning: A systematic review and secondary analysis of qualitative literature from England and Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands. J Palliat Med. 2023;26(12):1728-1743.

Polakova K, Ahmed F, Vlckova K, Brearley SG. Parents' experiences of being involved in medical decision-making for their child with a life-limiting condition: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2023:2692163231214414.

Rajendran P, Jarasiunaite-Fedosejeva G, İsbir GG, Shorey S. Healthy siblings' perspectives about paediatric palliative care: A qualitative systematic review and meta-synthesis. Palliat Med. 2023:2692163231217597.

Ruiz-Gil T, Ródenas-Rigla F. Quality of care in pediatric palliative care: A scoping review. Children (Basel). 2023; 10(12).

Silveira AO, Wernet M, Franco LF, Dias PLM, Charepe Z. Parents' hope in perinatal and neonatal palliative care: A scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2023;22(1):1-11.

Sjuls M, Ludvigsen MS, Robstad N, Fegran L. Fathers' experiences of living with a child with a progressive life-limiting condition without curative treatment options: A qualitative systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2023 Sep 26.

Wong JQH, Charles JS, Mok HT, Tan TSZ, Amin Z, Ng YPM. Experiences of healthcare personnel with death in the neonatal intensive care unit: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023 May 17:fetalneonatal-2023-325566. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2023-325566. Epub ahead of print.

Zhong Y, Cavolo A, Labarque V, Gastmans C. Physicians' attitudes and experiences about withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in pediatrics: a systematic review of quantitative evidence. BMC Palliat Care. 2023 Sep 29;22(1):145.


Abdelaal M, Avery J, Chow R, Saleem N, Fazelzad R, Mosher P, Hannon B, Zimmermann C, Al-Awamer A. Palliative care for adolescents and young adults with advanced illness: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 9:2692163221136160. doi: 10.1177/02692163221136160. Epub ahead of print.

Barrett L, Fraser L, Noyes J, Taylor J, Hackett J. Understanding parent experiences of end-of-life care for children: A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis. Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;37(2):178-202. doi: 10.1177/02692163221144084. Epub 2022 Dec 22.

Benedetti F, Zoletto S, Salerno A, Avagnina I, Benini F. Old Drug, New Pain. Roles and Challenges of Methadone Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Front Pediatr. 2022 May 27;10:874529. doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.874529.

Bennett HE, Duke S, Richardson A. Paediatric advance care planning in life-limiting conditions: scoping review of parent experiences. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 3. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2022-003544.

Brunetta J, Fahner J, Legemaat M, van den Bergh E, Krommenhoek K, Prinsze K, Kars M, Michiels E. Age-Appropriate Advance Care Planning in Children Diagnosed with a Life-Limiting Condition: A Systematic Review. Children (Basel). 2022 Jun 3;9(6):830. doi: 10.3390/children9060830.

Chan AY, Ge M, Harrop E, Johnson M, Oulton K, Skene SS, Wong IC, Jamieson L, Howard RF, Liossi C. Pain assessment tools in paediatric palliative care: A systematic review of psychometric properties and recommendations for clinical practice. Palliat Med. 2022 Jan;36(1):30-43. doi: 10.1177/02692163211049309. Epub 2021 Dec 29.

Dorman J, Raffin Bouchal S, daSilva Curiel K, Miller M. Family experiences with palliative care in freestanding paediatric hospices: a scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 1:bmjspcare-2021-003457. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003457. Epub ahead of print.

Flach K, Gressler NG, Marcolino MAZ, Levandowski DC. Complicated Grief After the Loss of a Baby: A Systematic Review About Risk and Protective Factors for Bereaved Women. Trends in Psychol. 2022 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s43076-021-00112-z

Hamel MN, Beltran SJ. Factors that Contribute to Bereaved Parents' Perceptions of Neonatal Palliative Care: A Systematic Literature Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 6:10499091221113277. doi: 10.1177/10499091221113277. Epub ahead of print.

Jessop M, Fischer A, Good P. Impact of expected parental death on the health of adolescent and young adult children: A systematic review of the literature. Palliat Med. 2022 May 5:2692163221092618. doi: 10.1177/02692163221092618. Epub ahead of print.

Kara M, Foster S, Cantrell K. Racial Disparities in the Provision of Pediatric Psychosocial End-of-Life Services: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2022 May 18. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0476. Epub ahead of print.

Lo DS, Hein N, Bulgareli JV. Pediatric palliative care and end-of-life: a systematic review of economic health analyses. Rev Paul Pediatr. 2022 Jan 5;40:e2021002. doi: 10.1590/1984-0462/2022/40/2021002.

Maniago JD, Ngaya-An FV. Implementation Science of Paediatric Palliative Care in Lower-Middle-Income Countries in Southeast Asia: An Integrative Review. Indian J Palliat Care. 2022 Jan-Mar;28(1):80-87. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_410_20. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Mayland CR, Sunderland KA, Cooper M, Taylor P, Powell PA, Zeigler L, Cox V, Gilman C, Turner N, Flemming K, Fraser LK. Measuring quality of dying, death and end-of-life care for children and young people: A scoping review of available tools. Palliat Med. 2022 Aug 1:2692163221105599. doi: 10.1177/02692163221105599. Epub ahead of print.

Noyes M, Herbert A, Moloney S, Irving H, Bradford N. Location of end-of-life care of children with cancer: A systematic review of parent experiences. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 Jun;69(6):e29621. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29621. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Saad R, Abu-Saad Huijer H, Noureddine S, Sailian SD. Pediatric palliative care through the eyes of healthcare professionals, parents and communities: a narrative review. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Oct;11(10):3292-3314. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-525. Epub 2022 Oct 17.

Shorey S, Chua C. Nurses and nursing students' experiences on pediatric end-of-life care and death: A qualitative systematic review. Nurse Educ Today. 2022 Mar 18;112:105332. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105332. Epub ahead of print.

Srivastava R, Srivastava S. Parental Perspective in Paediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of Literature Using the PRISMA Method. Indian J Palliat Care. 2022 Apr-Jun;28(2):199-215. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_37_2021. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

St Louis JR, Pesut B, Zhao R. Best practices for educating NICU nurses about palliative care: A rapid review. J Neonatal Nurs. 2022;28(1):3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jnn.2021.08.007.

Stone W, Keim-Malpass J, Cozad MJ, Fornehed MLC, Lindley LC. Pediatric End-of-Life Care in Rural America: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Sep;39(9):1098-1104. doi: 10.1177/10499091211064202. Epub 2021 Dec 28.

van Kempen MM, Kochen EM, Kars MC. Insight into the content of and experiences with follow-up conversations with bereaved parents in paediatrics: A systematic review. Acta Paediatr. 2022 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/apa.16248. Epub ahead of print.

Zhong Y, Cavolo A, Labarque V, Gastmans C. Physician decision-making process about withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in paediatric patients: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 24;21(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01003-5.


Archer S, Cheung NHY, Williams I, Darzi A. The impact of digital health interventions on the psychological outcomes of patients and families receiving paediatric palliative care: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2021 Jun 23:2692163211026523. doi: 10.1177/02692163211026523. Epub ahead of print.

Battista V, Baker DJ, Trimarchi T, Sabri B, Wright R, D'Aoust RF. Advance Directives for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Neuromuscular Disease: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Oct 1;23(5):492-498. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000786.

Beltran SJ, Hamel MN. Caring for Dying Infants: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Neonatal Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):1013-1027. doi: 10.1177/1049909120965949. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Clabburn O, Knighting K, Jack BA, O'Brien MR. Continuing Bonds With Children and Bereaved Young People: A Narrative Review. Omega (Westport). 2021 Aug;83(3):371-389. doi: 10.1177/0030222819853195. Epub 2019 Jun 5.

Dos Anjos C, Silva RMCRA, Pereira ER, Sampaio CEP, Silva MA, Carneiro ECDSP. Families experiencing palliative care for hospitalized children with cancer: an integrative review. Revista Enfermagem. 2021;29. doi: 10.12957/reuerj.2021.51932.

Fisher V, Fraser L, Taylor J. Experiences of fathers of children with a life-limiting condition: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Jun 17:bmjspcare-2021-003019. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003019. Epub ahead of print.

Hartley J, Bluebond-Langner M, Candy B, Downie J, Henderson EM. The Physical Health of Caregivers of Children With Life-Limiting Conditions: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2021 Jun 21:e2020014423. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-014423. Epub ahead of print.

Hasan F, Widger K, Sung L, Wheaton L. End-of-Life Childhood Cancer Research: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2021 Mar;147(3):e2020003780. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-003780.

Haylett WJ, Tilley DS. The Phenomenon of Bereaved Parenting: An Integrative Review of Literature. Omega (Westport). 2021 Feb;82(3):424-445. doi: 10.1177/0030222818819350. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Juárez-Villegas LE, Altamirano-Bustamante MM, Zapata-Tarrés MM. Decision-Making at End-of-Life for Children With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Bioethical Analysis. Front Oncol. 2021 Oct 15;11:739092. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.739092.

Kaye EC, Weaver MS, DeWitt LH, Byers E, Stevens SE, Lukowski J, Shih B, Zalud K, Applegarth J, Wong HN, Baker JN, Ullrich CK; AAHPM Research Committee. The Impact of Specialty Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 May;61(5):1060-1079.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.12.003. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Laurentius A, Wiyono L, Subali AD, Siagian SN. Evaluation of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Stenting as Palliative Treatment in Severely Cyanotic Tetralogy of Fallot: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. J Tehran Univ Heart Cent. 2021; 16(4): 135-146. doi: 10.18502/jthc.v16i4.8599.

Lin SC, Huang MC, Yasmara D, Wuu HL. Impact of palliative care on end-of-life care and place of death in children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting conditions: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Aug;19(4):488-500. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520001455.

Lopes-Júnior LC, Urbano IR, Schuab SIPC, Pessanha RM, Rosa GS, Lima RAG. Effectiveness of complementary therapies for the management of symptom clusters in palliative care in pediatric oncology: a systematic review. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2021 May 19;55:03709. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2020025103709.

McNeil MJ, Baker JN, Snyder I, Rosenberg AR, Kaye EC. Grief and Bereavement in Fathers After the Death of a Child: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2021 Mar 1:e2020040386. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-040386. Epub ahead of print.

Mole SE, Schulz A, Badoe E, Berkovic SF, de Los Reyes EC, Dulz S, Gissen P, Guelbert N, Lourenco CM, Mason HL, Mink JW, Murphy N, Nickel M, Olaya JE, Scarpa M, Scheffer IE, Simonati A, Specchio N, Von Löbbecke I, Wang RY, Williams RE. Guidelines on the diagnosis, clinical assessments, treatment and management for CLN2 disease patients. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2021 Apr 21;16(1):185. doi: 10.1186/s13023-021-01813-5.

Moynihan KM, Dorste A, Siegel BD, Rabinowitz EJ, McReynolds A, October TW. Decision-Making, Ethics, and End-of-Life Care in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Comprehensive Narrative Review. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 May 17. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002766. Epub ahead of print.

Ngiam LXL, Ong YT, Ng JX, Kuek JTY, Chia JL, Chan NPX, Ho CY, Abdurrahman ABHM, Kamal NHA, Cheong CWS, Ng CH, Tan XH, Tan LHE, Chin AMC, Mason S, Jumat MR, Chiam M, Krishna LKR. Impact of Caring for Terminally Ill Children on Physicians: A Systematic Scoping Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Apr;38(4):396-418. doi: 10.1177/1049909120950301. Epub 2020 Aug 20.

Oakley S, Dunbar H, de Vries K. Parent-led strategies supporting personal well-being when caring for a child with a life-limiting condition: A scoping review. J Child Health Care. 2021 Aug 9:13674935211026122. doi: 10.1177/13674935211026122. Epub ahead of print.

Ortiz-Campoy S, Lirio-Romero C, Romay-Barrero H, Álvarez DM, López-Muñoz P, Palomo-Carrión R. The Role of Physiotherapy in Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Children (Basel). 2021 Nov 12;8(11):1043. doi: 10.3390/children8111043.

Piette V, Beernaert K, Cohen J, Pauwels NS, Scherrens AL, van der Werff Ten Bosch J, Deliens L. Healthcare interventions improving and reducing quality of life in children at the end of life: a systematic review. Pediatr Res. 2021 Apr;89(5):1065-1077. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-1036-x. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Tan AJN, Tiew LH, Shorey S. Experiences and needs of parents of palliative paediatric oncology patients: A meta-synthesis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2021 May;30(3):e13388. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13388. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Tezuka S, Kobayashi K. Parental experience of child death in the paediatric intensive care unit: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2021 Dec 30;11(12):e057489. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057489.

Vig PS, Lim JY, Lee RWL, Huang H, Tan XH, Lim WQ, Lim MBXY, Lee ASI, Chiam M, Lim C, Baral VR, Krishna LKR. Parental bereavement - impact of death of neonates and children under 12 years on personhood of parents: a systematic scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Sep 4;20(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00831-1.

Young K, Bowers A, Bradford N. Families' experiences of child and adolescent brain tumor: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Psychooncology. 2021 Jun 8. doi: 10.1002/pon.5745. Epub ahead of print.


Atout M. Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Aug;18(4):473-485. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000956.

Beavis J, Davis L, McKenzie S. Clinical Supervision for Support Workers in Paediatric Palliative Care: A Literature Review. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2020 Oct 14:1359104520961431. doi: 10.1177/1359104520961431. Epub ahead of print.

Beltran SJ, Hamel MN. Caring for Dying Infants: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Neonatal Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 15:1049909120965949. doi: 10.1177/1049909120965949. Epub ahead of print.

Bradford N, Rolfe M, Ekberg S, Mitchell G, Beane T, Ferranti K, Herbert A. Family meetings in paediatric palliative care: an integrative review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 17:bmjspcare-2020-002333. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002333. Epub ahead of print.

Carr K, Hasson F, McIlfatrick S, Downing J. Factors associated with health professionals decision to initiate paediatric advance care planning: A systematic integrative review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 29:269216320983197. doi: 10.1177/0269216320983197. Epub ahead of print.

Eche IJ, Eche IM, Aronowitz T. An Integrative Review of Factors Associated With Symptom Burden at the End of Life in Children With Cancer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2020 Mar 10:1043454220909805. doi: 10.1177/1043454220909805. Epub ahead of print.

Greenfield K, Holley S, Schoth DE, Harrop E, Howard RF, Bayliss J, Brook L, Jassal SS, Johnson M, Wong I, Liossi C. A mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis of barriers and facilitators to paediatric symptom management at end of life. Palliat Med. 2020 Mar 31:269216320907065. doi: 10.1177/0269216320907065. Epub ahead of print.

Johnston EE, Martinez I, Currie E, Brock KE, Wolfe J. Hospital or Home? Where Should Children Die and How Do We Make That a Reality? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Dec 28:S0885-3924(19)31084-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.370. Epub ahead of print.

Kochen EM, Jenken F, Boelen PA, Deben LMA, Fahner JC, van den Hoogen A, Teunissen SCCM, Geleijns K, Kars MC. When a child dies: a systematic review of well-defined parent-focused bereavement interventions and their alignment with grief- and loss theories. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 12;19(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-0529-z.

Le Rouzic MA, Claudot F. Characteristics of parental decision-making for children with advanced cancer who are offered enrollment in early-phase clinical trials: A systematic review. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 May 13:1-30. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2020.1759738. Epub ahead of print.

Malcolm C, Knighting K, Taylor C. Home-based end of life care for children and their families - a systematic scoping review and narrative synthesis. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020 Sep 16;55:126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.07.018. Epub ahead of print.

Miller KA, Baird J, Lira J, Herrera Eguizabal J, Fei S, Kysh L, Lotstein D. The Use of Telemedicine for Home-Based Palliative Care for Children With Serious Illness: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Dec 19:S0885-3924(20)30942-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.12.004. Epub ahead of print.

Ohan JL, Jackson HM, Bay S, Morris JN, Martini A. How psychosocial interventions meet the needs of children of parents with cancer: A review and critical evaluation. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 May 13:e13237. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13237. Epub ahead of print.

Oja C, Edbom T, Nager A, Månsson J, Ekblad S. Informing children of their parent's illness: A systematic review of intervention programs with child outcomes in all health care settings globally from inception to 2019. PLoS One. 2020 May 26;15(5):e0233696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233696.

Polita NB, de Montigny F, Neris RR, Alvarenga WA, Silva-Rodrigues FM, Leite ACAB, Nascimento LC. The Experiences of Bereaved Parents After the Loss of a Child to Cancer: A Qualitative Metasynthesis. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2020 Nov/Dec;37(6):444-457. doi: 10.1177/1043454220944059. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Postavaru GI, Swaby H, Swaby R. A meta-ethnographic study of fathers' experiences of caring for a child with a life-limiting illness. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 18:269216320979153. doi: 10.1177/0269216320979153. Epub ahead of print.

Ridley A, Frache S. Bereavement care interventions for children under the age of 18 following the death of a sibling: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Aug 17:269216320947951. doi: 10.1177/0269216320947951. Epub ahead of print.

Winger A, Kvarme LG, Løyland B, Kristiansen C, Helseth S, Ravn IH. Family experiences with palliative care for children at home: a systematic literature review. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 24;19(1):165. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00672-4.

Wolff SL, Christiansen CF, Nielsen MK, Johnsen SP, Schroeder H, Neergaard MA. Predictors for place of death among children:A systematic review and meta-analyses of recent literature. Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Aug;179(8):1227-1238. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03689-2. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Yamaji N, Suto M, Takemoto Y, Suzuki D, Lopes KDS, Ota E. Supporting the Decision Making of Children With Cancer: A Meta-synthesis. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2020 May 27:1043454220919711. doi: 10.1177/1043454220919711. Epub ahead of print.


Anderson AK, Burke K, Bendle L, Koh M, McCulloch R, Breen M. Artificial nutrition and hydration for children and young people towards end of life: consensus guidelines across four specialist paediatric palliative care centres. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Oct 19. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001909. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001909. [Epub ahead of print]

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