Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Home care for children with multiple complex chronic conditions at the end of life: The choice of hospice versus home health.

Authors
  • Lindley, Lisa C1
  • Mixer, Sandra J1
  • Mack, Jennifer W2, 3
  • 1 a College of Nursing , University of Tennessee , Knoxville , Tennessee , USA.
  • 2 b Department of Pediatric Oncology and the Division of Population Science's Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Harvard Medical School , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.
  • 3 c Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology , Children's Hospital Boston , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home health care services quarterly
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
35
Issue
3-4
Pages
101–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/01621424.2016.1208133
PMID: 27383451
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Families desire to bring their children home at end of life, and this creates a variety of unique care needs at home. This study analyzed the child and family factors associated with hospice versus home health care use in the last year of life among children with multiple complex chronic conditions. Using the Andersen Behavioral Healthcare Utilization Model, the predisposing, enabling, and need factors of the child and family were shown to be significant predictors of hospice and home health care use. Hospice and home health care have advantages, and families may wish to use the service that best fits their needs.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times