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Palliative Care

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  • Terminally ill kids
  • Terminally ill teenagers
  • Terminal stage
  • Terminal care
  • End-of-life care

Pediatric palliative care focuses first and foremost on the transition from curative care to palliative care. Where adults are concerned, palliative care is still too often identified near the end of life, even in the terminal stages of the illness. With children, management of a life-threatening or terminal illness is undertaken much sooner since we have come to know these patients for months, even years. Moreover, the age of patients requires taking into account very specific interpersonal/emotional features as well as specific methods of assessing pain and associated symptoms. Indeed, a child, be it a 2-month-old or a sixteen-year-old, does not live through a life-threatening or terminal illness or consider the prospect of death in the same way adults do.  read more ...


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Updated on 5/12/2015
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