Providing care in chronic disease: the ever-changing balance of integrating palliative and restorative medicine

Title

Providing care in chronic disease: the ever-changing balance of integrating palliative and restorative medicine

Creator

Klick JC; Ballantine A

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Subject

Humans; Professional-Family Relations; Cost of Illness; Chronic disease; social support; Palliative Care/methods; Quality of Life/psychology

Description

Caring for children who have a chronic life-limiting illness can be emotionally and physically challenging. Just as families may struggle with whether they are making the right decisions, care providers struggle with whether they are giving the right advice, predicting the medical course correctly, and making the correct medical decisions. Uncertainty is a constant for the family and the care provider. The willingness of the care provider to develop a relationship with the family that involves continuing communication and re-evaluation of the child's condition and the family's perspective can relieve some of the emotional and physical suffering associated with a chronic disease and support the family in times of hope and grief.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

799--812, xii

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Klick JC; Ballantine A, “Providing care in chronic disease: the ever-changing balance of integrating palliative and restorative medicine,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14352.

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