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Safety in pediatric hospice and palliative care: a qualitative study.

Pestian T, Thienprayoon R, Grossoehme D, et al. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020;5(4):e328.

The authors used qualitative data to evaluate parental perspectives of quality in pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care (HBHPC) programs, and how parents define “safe care” in the home. Thematic analysis identified eight domains of safety prioritized by patients, including an emphasis on the safety of the physical environment, medication safety, maintaining comfort and preventing harm, and trust in the HBHPC caregivers.