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33 Re-moving Mountains: an Exploration into the Respite Needs of Adolescents with Life-Limiting Conditions
  1. Hilary Maguire, Clinical Services Manager (Children’s Community) and
  2. Miriam Smith, Lecturer in Midwifery
  1. Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Newtownabbey
  2. School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

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Aim: This study aimed to explore the respite needs of adolescents/young people with life-limiting conditions as perceived by adolescents/young people, their parents/carers and professionals from the multidisciplinary palliative care team. Background: Medical and technological advances have increased the life expectancy of many children/young people beyond the age of 18 years, creating a small but …

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