Show Summary Details
Page of

Pediatric Oncology 

Pediatric Oncology
Chapter:
Pediatric Oncology
Author(s):

Amy Corey Haskamp

and Deborah A. Lafond

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0060
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

Pediatric hematology-oncology can be challenging for the palliative care advanced practice registered nurse. The palliative APRN must appreciate that children with a cancer or blood disease often suffer from a multitude of symptoms which threatens the intactness and quality of life of the child and family. Early integration of palliative care may mitigate suffering and fosters improved coping throughout the trajectory of the underlying disease. Specifically, the initiation of therapies with curative intent concurrently with those that ease suffering can promote quality of life and well-being…Due to the complexity of symptom management, essential crucial conversations, and the therapies’ impact on quality of life, the presence of a palliative care nurse for these patients is vital.

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.