A philosophy of care
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A philosophy of care

Jennifer Soutter Research Associate
Senga Bond Director of Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Alan Craft Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

Is there an alternative to hospice care that would provide the same level of support? Jennifer Soutter, Senga Bond and Alan Craft are investigating

What do you understand is the purpose of a chidren’s hospice? The following quotes are from interviews conducted with parents who have used hospice services for children: I thought a hospice was just another word for a hospital with lines of beds’; ‘I expected a hospital with wards and a bed with a locker’; 'My idea was that it was a hospital where you went to die’; ‘Hospices were for children who were terminally ill.’

Nursing Standard. 7, 44, 21-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.7.44.21.s50

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