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J Pediatr Health Care. 2009 Mar-Apr;23(2):126-31. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2008.02.006. Epub 2008 Apr 14.

Implementation of a palliative care team in a pediatric hospital.

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Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA. rhubble@cmh.edu

Abstract

Recommendations for best practice from the American Academy of Pediatrics include the availability of palliative care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting health care conditions. The uniqueness of the both the pediatric population and a pediatric health care setting requires changing the culture that previously has provided only curative or hospice care to these individuals. Methods to provide palliative care alongside of treatment and coordination of these efforts must be multidisciplinary and include family members.

PMID:
19232929
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedhc.2008.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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