Pediatric Palliative Care: Using Miniature Chairs to Facilitate Communication

Chin, L. E., Loong, L. C., Ngen, C. C., Beng, T. S., Shireen, C., Kuan, W. S., & Shaw, R. (2014). Pediatric Palliative Care Using Miniature Chairs to Facilitate Communication. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1049909113509001.

Abstract
Good communication is essential but sometimes challenging in pediatric palliative care. We describe 3 cases whereby miniature chairs made of various materials and colors were used successfully to encourage communication among pediatric patients, family, and health care professionals. This chair-inspired model may serve as a simple tool to facilitate complex discussions and to enable self-expression by children in the pediatric palliative care setting.