Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Prognostication in Children

Title

Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Prognostication in Children

Creator

Bergstraesser E; Thienprayoon R; Brook LA; Fraser LK; Hynson JL; Rosenberg AR; Snaman JM; Weaver MS; Widger K; Zernikow B; Jones CA; Schlögl M

Publisher

Journal of Palliative Medicine

Date

2021

Subject

complex chronic conditions; pediatric palliative care; communication issues in pediatrics; palliative care in neonatology; prognostication in children

Description

Pediatric palliative care (PPC) is different from palliative care (PC) for adults. However, conceptualizing PPC remains cumbersome due to the high heterogeneity of often rare diseases, the high diversity of disease trajectories, and the particular difficulty to predict the future of an individual, severely ill child. This article aims to provide an overview and critical reflection of different aspects of prognostication in children with PC needs. This includes different diseases from neurology to oncology, from the unborn baby to the young adult, new approaches in treatment, advance care planning, and, most important, communication with the affected child as well as parents.

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Citation List Month

January 2022 List

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Citation

Bergstraesser E; Thienprayoon R; Brook LA; Fraser LK; Hynson JL; Rosenberg AR; Snaman JM; Weaver MS; Widger K; Zernikow B; Jones CA; Schlögl M, “Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Prognostication in Children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 20, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17764.