Rural Nurses’ Experiential Perspectives on Telehealth Use in Pediatric Hospice Care

Telemedicine has the potential to extend care reach and access to home-based hospice services for children. The objective of this qualitative study was to learn from the experiences of rural hospice nurses caring for children at the end of life using telehealth modalities to inform palliative communication. Via analysis of voice-recorded qualitative interviews with rural hospice nurse telehealth users, investigators found that nurses recommended individualizing communication, pacing content, fostering human connection, and developing relationships even with technology use.

Link: J Pain Symptom Manage (11/2020)