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Hospice Care for Children$
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Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340709

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.001.0001

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Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program

Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program

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(p.490) 20 Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program
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Hospice Care for Children
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Stacy F. Orloff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0021

This chapter stresses the need to incorporate children in adult hospice care programs. It explains that more than 1 million children suffer from serious and chronic medical conditions in the U.S. and that it is imperative that adult hospice and palliative care programs adapt to including children when planning for today's and tomorrow's patients. The data suggests that many adult hospices are well suited to expand their reach to embrace children and their families.

Keywords:   hospice care, children, medical conditions, palliative care

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