Pediatric End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care

Title

Pediatric End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care

Creator

Michelson KN; Steinhorn DM

Publisher

Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Date

2007

Subject

Biomarkers of Pain

Description

Optimizing the quality of medical care at the end of life has achieved national status as an important health care goal. Palliative care, a comprehensive approach to treating the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses, requires the coordinated efforts of a multidisciplinary group of caregivers. Understanding the basic principles of palliative care can aid emergency department staff in identifying patients who could benefit from palliative care services and in managing the challenging situations that arise when such patients present to the hospital for care.In this article we present the overall philosophy of pediatric palliative care, describe key elements of quality palliative care, and identify additional referral sources readers can access for more information.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Michelson KN; Steinhorn DM, “Pediatric End-of-Life Issues and Palliative Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 9, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14409.

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