Assessment and management of fatigue and dyspnea in pediatric palliative care

Title

Assessment and management of fatigue and dyspnea in pediatric palliative care

Creator

Ullrich CK; Mayer OH

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Description

Fatigue is one of the most prevalent symptoms in patients with a life-threatening illness. Untreated, fatigue can impair quality of life and prohibit addressing practical needs, psychosocial and spiritual distress, and opportunities for growth and closure at life's end. To this end addressing fatigue is a crucial component of the provision of effective palliative care. Dyspnea is the sensation of breathlessness. The challenge in treating it, however, is that it can come from various different abnormalities so understanding the underlying disorder and the acute abnormality are critical. With that understanding several different treatments can be offered to treat the cause of the dyspnea or palliate the symptom itself.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

735-756

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Ullrich CK; Mayer OH, “Assessment and management of fatigue and dyspnea in pediatric palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14350.

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