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Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum 

Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum
Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum

Vanessa Battista

and Gina Santucci

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date: 01 August 2021

In 2002, the Institute of Medicine published the report “When Children Die,” which challenged all healthcare providers to address the needs of children with complex chronic and life-threatening conditions and their families. Since that time, the field has continued to grow. Care for children living with chronic and/or life-threatening conditions historically has focused on treatment and cure, but children continue to get sick and die from illness. Pediatric palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The advanced practice registered nurse providing palliative care to this population tries to proactively identifies and pain and other problems, whether physical, psychological, social, or spiritual. Pediatric palliative care can be provided in tertiary care facilities, community health centers, and children’s homes. .

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