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Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide

Joan Marston, Rosa Maria Germ, Danilo J. Granera Lopez, Patricia Lowe and Rosalie Shaw

in Hospice Care for Children

Third edition

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195340709
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0016
Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide

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This chapter presents a sampling of the growing number of pediatric hospice and palliative care programs around the world that are working to meet the needs of children with life-threatening conditions and their families. It describes the history and goals of the program as well as the organizations that organized them. The chapter suggests that these programs will continue to develop and expand around the world because of the efforts of the Children's Hospice International (CHI) in hosting its World Congresses.

Keywords: hospice care; palliative care; children; life-threatening conditions; CHI; World Congresses

Chapter.  4771 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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