What Do I Do Now: Pediatric Palliative Care succinctly describes the palliative care approach to children with serious illness and provides practical guidance to clinicians and ...
What Do I Do Now: Pediatric Palliative Care
succinctly describes the palliative care approach to children with serious illness and provides practical guidance to clinicians and trainees. This book address physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of ill children and their families. Many clinicians want to help children that are seriously ill but have not been taught the skills or practice guidelines to attend to their needs. This book walks a provider through a challenging clinical pediatric case and outlines how to think through clinical dilemmas and respond to the patient and family. Each clinical vignette introduces a topic and provides context to the practical, clinical content, including symptom management and communication strategies. This book equips providers with applicable skills and knowledge for frequently encountered challenges caring for seriously ill children from prenatal to adolescent ages. This book will be clinically relevant to primary care providers, inpatient pediatricians, palliative care and hospice providers that are not familiar with pediatric care, nurses, allied health practitioners, fellow and resident physicians, medical students, and advance practice providers. Pediatric Palliative Care is a growing field and this book offers condensed, case based learning. Palliative care is, by nature, an interdisciplinary practice and this book reflects that collaboration with contributors from nursing, chaplaincy, child life, social work, psychology and physicians.Less