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.

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.

Published on: 15 December, 2014 | Last modified: 15 December, 2014