Objectives: To present an overview of research into end-of-life (EoL) care for pediatric patients with cancer and to describe research completed by a newly formed collaboration of researchers. Data Sources: Professional group position papers and guidelines; research studies. Conclusion: Studies to date in pediatric EoL care used retrospective, descriptive, or pilot intervention designs, have been conducted in single-institution settings, and have included small numbers of patients. Most studies have explored perspectives of parents and health care professionals but have omitted the perspective of the dying child. IMplications for Nursing Practice: Advancing the science of EoL care will depend on intervention-based clinical trials that include the perspective of the dying child in addition to parents and health care professionals.
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