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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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Care for the Child with HIV Infection and AIDS

Care for the Child with HIV Infection and AIDS

(p.150) 6 Care for the Child with HIV Infection and AIDS
Hospice Care for Children

Lori Wiener

Cynthia Fair

Maryland Pao

Philip Pizzo

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines hospice care for children with AIDS and HIV infection. It discusses the historical response of pediatric hospital to AIDS, the social considerations that affect the care of HIV-infected children, and the prevalence of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in children with HIV infection and AIDS. The chapter also analyzes the so-called illness–wellness continuum and the role of palliative care staff in this type of patients.

Keywords:   AIDS, HIV-infected children, hospice care, pediatric hospitals, behavioral symptoms, psychiatric symptoms, palliative care, illness–wellness continuum

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