Palliative care and pediatric surgery

Title

Palliative care and pediatric surgery

Creator

Shelton J; Jackson GP

Publisher

The Surgical Clinics Of North America

Date

2011

Subject

Child; Humans; Palliative Care; Terminal Care; Physician-Patient Relations; Critical Illness; Prognosis; Professional-Family Relations; Tracheostomy; Resuscitation Orders; Gastrostomy; quality of life; patient care team; Intratracheal; Intubation; Pleurodesis

Description

Pediatric surgeons can play an important role in offering procedures that may improve the quality of life for terminally ill children. As with all palliative interventions, surgical therapies should be evaluated in the context of explicitly defined treatment goals while weighing the risks and benefits of procedures in the context of a shortened life span. It is essential that pediatric surgeons become active members in the multidisciplinary team that provides palliative care.

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

419--28, ix

Issue

2

Volume

91

Citation

Shelton J; Jackson GP, “Palliative care and pediatric surgery,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11577.

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