Hospice Care for Children

Hospice Care for Children

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Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses and their families, require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, the first edition of which won the 1993 Pediatric Nursing Book of the Year Award, provides an authoritative source for the many people involved in caring for dying children. It draws together contributions from leading authorities in a comprehensive, fully up-to-date resource, with an emphasis on practical topics that can be put to immediate use. The book covers the entire range of issues related to the hospice environment and is intended for all those who participate in the hospice-care process: physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers, clergy, family therapists, parents, and community service volunteers.show more

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  • Hardback | 427 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 30mm | 798.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 11 line illustrations
  • 0195133307
  • 9780195133301

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...an essential edition to the library of all who care for children and their families...especially useful for those in the field and as a source of information for those entering the field. Christy Torkildson, BSN, MSN (George Mark Children's House)show more

Table of contents

Introduction; SECTION I - ISSUES IN CLINICAL MANAGEMENT; Children's understanding of death; Pain and symptom management; Psychosocial aspects of serious illness in childhood and adolescence: curse or challenge; Caring for children with life-limiting illness and their families; Neonatal death; Care for the child with HIV infection and AIDS; SECTION II - SUPPORT SYSTEMS; Caring for bereaved parents; After a child dies: helping the siblings; Spiritual care of parents and children; Staff support; Unpaid staff: the volunteer component; Lessons in grief: a practical look at school programs; Therapeutic play and creative arts: helping children cope with illness, death and grief; The primary care physician's role; SECTION III - DIFFERENT CONTEXTS, DIFFERENT LESSONS; Learning from one another: lessons from pediatrics for palliative care; Palliative care in an inpatient hospital setting; Ethical decision making at the end of life; Incorporating children in an adult hospice program; Death-related literature for children and adolescents: selected, annotated, and with guidlines and resources for adultsshow more

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