Principles of palliative care

Principles of palliative care

  • Principles of palliative care
    • The World health Organization amended the definitive of palliative care for children to include the following:
      • Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind, and spirit and involves giving support to the family.
      • It begins when illness is diagnosed and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.
      • Health care providers must evaluate and alleviate the child’s physical, psychologic, and social distress.
      • Effective palliative care requires a broad multidisciplinary approach that includes the family and makes use of available community resources; it can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited.
      • It can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centers, and even in children’s homes.
    • Pain and symptom management
  • Decision-making at end of life
    • Ethical considerations
    • Physicians, health care team
    • Parents
    • The dying child
      • Children’s understanding of and reactions to death

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