Virtual Conference
Pattama Boonchuaylua

Pattama Boonchuaylua

Thammasat University, Thailand

Title: Parental view of palliative care in children with cancer: Integrative review


The purpose of this integrative review is to describe parents' view and need of palliative care in children with cancer at this critical period. Ten published studies of a literature search in PubMed, Science Direct and CINAHL were included in this review. The analysis resulted in six themes: 1) well information and understanding of palliative care; 2) support by specialists in pediatric oncology; 3) respected as knowledgeable expert; 4) emotional and psychological support; 5) effective communication and 6) roles of actions. Professional nurses and health care professional team should concern about parents' view and need of palliative care in their children with cancer. They should also understand the child and their parents as a center of individual care. Further studies need to be performed in this issue. 


Pattama Boonchuaylua has completed her Ph.D. at the age of 39 years from Thammasat University, Thailand. She is the nurse lecturer of pediatric nursing department of Phrapokklao Nursing College, Thailand.