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Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care

Barbara L. Jones, Stacy S. Remke and Farya Phillips

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0036
Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

The developmental, legal, and ethical issues in pediatrics ensure that pediatric palliative care is unique from adult palliative care.

Children and families have a right to have consistent, compassionate care.

Social workers play an integral role in the interdisciplinary team supporting children and families in pediatric palliative care.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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