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Pediatric Palliative Care in the Community 

Pediatric Palliative Care in the Community
Pediatric Palliative Care in the Community

Joan “Jody” Chrastek

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date: 26 January 2022

This chapter provides a brief overview of pediatric palliative care in the community setting. Many children express that they want to die at home. However, it can be frightening for families to take a medically fragile loved one home. With education, support, and the 24-hour availability of professionals, families soon find that they are the experts on their child. This expertise is the natural role and privilege of a parent or parent surrogate, whatever the health status of the child.

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