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Research project: The needs and experiences of children with limited life expectancy and their families - Dormant - Dormant

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A study looking at the day-to-day needs and experiences on 11 children from 10 families using a children's hospice.


How do families face the dilemma of how/whether to be open about the child's life limiting condition?

What is the impact of having a life limiting illness on the child's sense of self?

What are the challenges and opportunities for improving support?


Interviews, participant observation and encouraging the children to represent themselves through various media e.g. drawings and/or photographs.

Project team

Jessica Corner

Project funder

The Health Foundation (Training Fellowship Nursing & Allied Health Professions) 2006

Related research groups

Complex Healthcare Processes
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