Paediatric palliative medicine in the UK: past, present, future

Title

Paediatric palliative medicine in the UK: past, present, future

Creator

Hain R; Heckford E; McCulloch R

Publisher

Archives Of Disease In Childhood

Date

2012

Description

Like any new specialty, paediatric palliative medicine is facing challenges as it establishes itself. While many of the required core skills have their roots in adult palliative medicine, its practitioners come from a range of paediatric backgrounds that include oncology, community paediatrics, neurodisability and acute pain. Such heterogeneity has been invaluable in bringing together the diverse set of skills and competencies needed by children and families facing life-limiting illness. At the same time, it brings its own challenges in establishing consistent standards of clinical expertise, education and research - essential if children are to have access to the same degree of medical expertise in palliative care already available to most adults. This article traces the origins of palliative care in children, examines its current strengths and challenges, and considers how those might shape its future.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

381-384

Issue

4

Volume

97

Citation

Hain R; Heckford E; McCulloch R, “Paediatric palliative medicine in the UK: past, present, future,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 29, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11450.

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