Palliative care for children.

Title

Palliative care for children.

Creator

American Academy of Pediatrics; Committee on Bioethics; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Humans; United States; Palliative Care; Terminal Care; Pediatrics; Longitudinal Studies; Preschool; Death and Euthanasia; infant; Practice Guidelines

Description

This statement presents an integrated model for providing palliative care for children living with a life-threatening or terminal condition. Advice on the development of a palliative care plan and on working with parents and children is also provided. Barriers to the provision of effective pediatric palliative care and potential solutions are identified. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the development and broad availability of pediatric palliative care services based on child-specific guidelines and standards. Such services will require widely distributed and effective palliative care education of pediatric health care professionals. The Academy offers guidance on responding to requests for hastening death, but does not support the practice of physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia for children.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

351-357

Issue

2

Volume

106

Citation

American Academy of Pediatrics; Committee on Bioethics; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care, “Palliative care for children.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11781.

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