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Pediatric End-of-Life Care

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195156126
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999873 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0001
Pediatric End-of-Life Care

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This chapter introduces the main topic of the book: pediatric end-of-life care. It discusses the concerns with talking to children about dying, before looking at what it is like for the parents and siblings of dying children. Discussing end-of-life options and the role of the medical staff and the pediatric hospice care in pediatric end-of-life care are examined. The last two sections focus on end-of-life care and palliative care.

Keywords: pediatric care; end of life; medical staff; pediatric hospice care; care; palliative care

Chapter.  6079 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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