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Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care 

Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care
Chapter:
Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

Barbara L. Jones

, Stacy S. Remke

, and Farya Phillips

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0036

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

The developmental, legal, and ethical issues in pediatrics ensure that pediatric palliative care is unique from adult palliative care.

Children and families have a right to have consistent, compassionate care.

Social workers play an integral role in the interdisciplinary team supporting children and families in pediatric palliative care.

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