Show Summary Details
Page of

Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum 

Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum
Chapter:
Pediatric Palliative Care Across the Continuum
Author(s):

Vanessa Battista

and Gina Santucci

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0058
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 August 2019

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. .

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.