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Paediatric palliative medicine: a unique challenge.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15204578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For more than thirty years, adults suffering from life-threatening or terminal conditions have been able to access specialist skills in palliative medicine. It has taken much longer for children to start to have access to the same expertise. Paediatric palliative medicine adopts a robust and rational approach to symptom control, based on a thorough understanding of pathophysiology and therapeutics. At the same time, it recognises that physical issues are only one aspect of a child's quality of life and, by adopting a multi-dimensional approach, aims to address psychosocial and spiritual or existential concerns.
Richard D W Hain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric rehabilitation     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1363-8491     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Rehabil     Publication Date:    2004 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-18     Completed Date:  2004-08-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709256     Medline TA:  Pediatr Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Department of Child Health, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llandough Hospital Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Health Services
Chronic Disease / therapy
Great Britain
Neoplasms / therapy
Palliative Care*
Quality of Life
Terminal Care*

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