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Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies

Journal title
Bioengineering (Basel, Switzerland)
Publication year
2018
Author(s)
Baenziger, P. H.; Moody, K.
Volume
5
Number
4

Children with central nervous system (CNS) malignancies often suffer from high symptom burden and risk of death. Pediatric palliative care is a medical specialty, provided by an interdisciplinary team, which focuses on enhancing quality of life and minimizing suffering for children with life-threatening or life-limiting disease, and their families. Primary palliative care skills, which include basic symptom management, facilitation of goals-of-care discussions, and transition to hospice, can and should be developed by all providers of neuro-oncology care. This chapter will review the fundamentals of providing primary pediatric palliative care.

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