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When Treatment FailsHow medicine cares for dying children$
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David J. Bearison

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156126

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.001.0001

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Pediatric End-of-Life Care

Pediatric End-of-Life Care

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(p.3) 1 Pediatric End-of-Life Care
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When Treatment Fails
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David J. Bearison

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main topic of the book: pediatric end-of-life care. It discusses the concerns with talking to children about dying, before looking at what it is like for the parents and siblings of dying children. Discussing end-of-life options and the role of the medical staff and the pediatric hospice care in pediatric end-of-life care are examined. The last two sections focus on end-of-life care and palliative care.

Keywords:   pediatric care, end of life, medical staff, pediatric hospice care, care, palliative care

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