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Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Justin Amery (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Children's palliative care has developed rapidly as a discipline, as health-care professionals recognise that the principles of adult palliative care may not always be applicable to children at the ... More


Care for the Child with HIV Infection and AIDS

Lori Wiener, Cynthia Fair, Maryland Pao, and Philip Pizzo

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines hospice care for children with AIDS and HIV infection. It discusses the historical response of pediatric hospital to AIDS, the social considerations that affect the care of ... More


Introduction

Dr Justin Amery

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter shows that there is no discipline more rewarding, challenging or interesting that children's palliative care. Arguably, there is nothing more satisfying to a health professional than ... More


Pain

Justin Amery, Michelle Meiring, Renee Albertyn, and Sat Jassal

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter deals with cracking some myths about pain relief in children's palliative care; pain assessment; pain diaries and flow sheets; the extent of the children's palliative care pain problem ... More


Gastrointestinal symptoms

Justin Amery, Michelle Meiring, and Caroline Rose

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter notes that children with HIV/AIDS or cancer are very prone to mouth problems, particularly those who are malnourished. One of the most common causes of vomiting in children's palliative ... More


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