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Children and young adults

Ann Goldman and Ildiko Schuller

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780192629609
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730054 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0006
Children and young adults

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Good support and palliative care are essential for children who are born with or develop a life-threatening disease. Focusing on the needs of children with life-threatening illness as a group and the development of paediatric palliative care as a specialty is relatively new compared with adult palliative care, but it has been developing rapidly over the last ten years. This chapter highlights some of the particular problems of care for children, the differences from adult care, and the evolving models of services.

Keywords: patient care; sick children; life-threatening illness; paediatric palliative care

Chapter.  4590 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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