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Research in Pediatric Palliative Care

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines palliative care as the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, other symptoms, and ... More


Resilience and paediatric palliative care

Joan Marston

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines resilience in the paediatric palliative care setting. Children facing life-threatening illness, whether in themselves or a close family member, and children experiencing loss, ... More


When palliative care involves children: critical conversations and pain and symptom highlights

Gerri Frager and Kim Blake

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0113
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines various case studies to show the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for palliative care involving children, whether they are being cared for as patients or as ... More


Paediatric problems

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Although there are several common features, there are also many major differences between adult and paediatric palliative care. Children in palliative care will have non-malignant disease and will ... More


Breathlessness in children

Stephen Liben

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses breathlessness in children in paediatric palliative care. It discusses the most common signs of breathlessness in children, which may or may not be associated with shortness of ... More


A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Jacqueline Worswick

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The concept of a children's hospice, seen as innovative when the first, Helen House, opened in Oxford in 1982, is now well established, and the growth in the number of children's hospices has seen ... More


Children and young adults

Ann Goldman and Ildiko Schuller

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Good support and palliative care are essential for children who are born with or develop a life-threatening disease. Focusing on the needs of children with life-threatening illness as a group and the ... More


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