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The Spectrum of Palliative Nursing Care of Children and Their Families across Settings

Veronica D. Feeg and Melissa Dodd Inglese

in Hospice Care for Children

Third edition

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195340709
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999927 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0005
The Spectrum of Palliative Nursing Care of Children and Their Families across Settings

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This chapter examines the scope of palliative nursing care and the responsibilities of the pediatric palliative care (PPC) nurse to children and their families. It explains that PPC nurses facilitate coordination and management of overall palliative care, that they provide end-of-life care for children and therefore require special expertise and personal character to serve their patients with compassion and wisdom. The chapter provides a summary of the pediatric bedside and advance practice palliative care nursing functions.

Keywords: palliative care; PPC nurse; children; family; end of life

Chapter.  18177 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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