Terminal care for children dying of cancer: quantity and quality of life.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.291.6488.115 (Published 13 July 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:115
- J A Kohler,
- M Radford
Parents of 18 children who died of cancer in the last five years were interviewed. The mean duration of terminal care was 5.6 weeks, the median being two weeks. Most children died peace-fully at home after a brief but obvious period of deterioration. More counselling is needed for families in this situation.