Hospice care allows individuals to die in the most comfortable way possible, with the most support possible. These services are meant for anyone of any age, including children, who are predicted to die within a few months. Although these services are meant to be utilized by any age group, Maine unfortunately does not have any sort of strictly pediatric-specific hospice resources available. I conducted a literature review to distinguish the differences of pediatric hospice services versus adult hospice services in order to support the reason for a pediatric-specific hospice care service in Maine. I also spoke with pediatric nurses who have worked with terminally ill children to get their perspectives of hospice care for children, as well as found an exemplar program that could be utilized in Maine
Emerich, Rachel, "Pediatric Hospice Care: A Literature Review of Hospice Care Its Role in Pediatrics and Resources in Maine" (2019). Honors College. 481.