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Palliative care and the child with cancer

Publication year
2002
Author(s)
Collins, J. J.
Pages
657-70
Volume
16
Number
3

There is a growing awareness and a WHO directive that the palliative care paradigm should be incorporated into the care of all children with cancer, irrespective of geographic location. The barriers to pediatric palliative care identified by pediatric oncologists [3] are lack of formal courses in pediatric palliative care, a high reliance on trial-and-error learning, lack of strong role models, and lack of access to a pain and palliative care service. These barriers must be overcome.

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