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Paediatric palliative medicine: philosophy and practice 

Paediatric palliative medicine: philosophy and practice
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Paediatric palliative medicine: philosophy and practice
Author(s):

Richard D.W. Hain

and Satbir Singh Jassal

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198745457.003.0001
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date: 30 May 2020

This chapter will consider a brief history of palliative care in children, a definition of palliative care in children, and how that might need to be worked out in the practical care of children with life-limiting conditions. It focuses on the underlying principles that should always inform management of paediatric palliative cases, including the need to balance harm and benefit, the need for a rational approach, and a need for a multidimensional approach.

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