Pediatric Palliative Care

S. Norris, Sheera Minkowitz, Kathryn Scharbach

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Pediatric palliative care and hospice medicine is a field in which a multidisciplinary team assists in the management and treatment of infants, children, and young adults with a serious condition. A therapeutic relationship is created among the team, patients, and their caregivers to address total pain. This encompasses exploration of physical pain, social, spiritual, and emotional pain. Patient-centered and family-centered shared decision-making is paramount when setting and revisiting goals of care with patients and their families. Consider a checklist when faced with a dying patient so that the family and team feel supported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-473
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bereavement
  • End-of-life care
  • Nonpharmacologic therapies
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Total pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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