Palliative Care Across the Continuum of Childhood

Pediatr Ann. 2022 Jan;51(1):e40-e46. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20211214-01. Epub 2022 Jan 1.ABSTRACTPalliative care should be integrated along the continuum for all children living with life-limiting illness. Many misconceptions about palliative care exist, including the misunderstanding that palliative and curative care are mutually exclusive. Many associate palliative care with hospice and do not recognize that palliative care is available and beneficial before end of life. Palliative care should be initiated at the time a family receives a life-limiting diagnosis and should continue throughout the child’s life. Children may have a better quality of life and even longer life span when palliative care has…
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