Pediatric Palliative Care

Title

Pediatric Palliative Care

Creator

Himelstein BP; Hilden JM; Boldt AM; Weissman DE

Publisher

New England Journal Of Medicine

Date

2004

Subject

Child; Humans; Grief; Religion; Death and Euthanasia; Terminally Ill/psychology; hospice care; Pediatrics/methods; Palliative Care/ethics/methods/psychology

Description

Each year in the United States, approximately 50,000 children die and 500,000 children cope with life-threatening conditions. Worldwide these numbers are in the millions.1,2 Such children and their families require comprehensive, compassionate, and developmentally appropriate palliative care. Palliative care is a philosophy of care that evolved from the hospice philosophy to meet the gaps in care for seriously ill and dying patients. The aims of pediatric palliative care should best intersect with the aims of curing and healing, and this approach should be instituted when diagnosis, intervention, and treatment are not limited to a disease process, but rather become . . .
2004-04

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1752-1762

Issue

17

Volume

350

Citation

Himelstein BP; Hilden JM; Boldt AM; Weissman DE, “Pediatric Palliative Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12611.

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