Guidelines for assistance to terminally ill children with cancer: a report of the SIOP Working Committee on psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology

Title

Guidelines for assistance to terminally ill children with cancer: a report of the SIOP Working Committee on psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology

Creator

Masera G; Spinetta J; Jankovic M; Ablin AR; D'Angio GJ; Van Dongen-Melman J; Eden T; Martins AG; Mulhern RK; Oppenheim D; Topf R; Chesler MA

Publisher

Medical & Pediatric Oncology

Date

1999

Subject

Child; Female; Male; Parent-Child Relations; Attitude to Death; Professional-Family Relations; Professional-Patient Relations; Family Health; Counseling; quality of life; Preschool; bereavement; social support; Human; Palliative Care; Anxiety/prevention & control; Terminal Care; Pain/prevention & control; Neoplasms/psychology/therapy; Child Care; Fear/psychology

Description

This, the sixth official document of the SIOP Working Committee on psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology, develops another important and especially difficult topic: assistance for terminally ill children with cancer. This is provided for the pediatric oncology community as a useful set of guidelines. It should be always possible for a declining child to die without unnecessary physical pain, fear, or anxiety. It is essential that he or she receive adequate medical, spiritual, and psychological support, and that the child at no point feels abandoned. Palliative care, in the terminal phase of cancer, should be tailored to the different needs and desires of the child and the family, with the goal of providing the best possible quality of life for the days that remain.
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

44-8

Issue

1

Volume

32

Citation

Masera G; Spinetta J; Jankovic M; Ablin AR; D'Angio GJ; Van Dongen-Melman J; Eden T; Martins AG; Mulhern RK; Oppenheim D; Topf R; Chesler MA, “Guidelines for assistance to terminally ill children with cancer: a report of the SIOP Working Committee on psychosocial issues in pediatric oncology,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11616.

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