This book is the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of pediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognizing the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The "Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children" is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education and funding, emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child, it is essential to recognize all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognizing the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to any one discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in pediatric palliative care recognize that all human experience has emotional, psychological, and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book attempts to find ways of providing support in all these.
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Dr Stephen Liben is involved as a founding member of The Lighthouse, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to build a respite/hospice center for children with complex illness and their families in Montreal. His research is focused on better understanding the experience of children with life limiting illness and their families.
Dr Liben is on the editorial board of The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care.
"This book will be the gold standard for paediatric pallative care and deserves a place in every department of paediatrics and hospices that care for children." --IAHPC
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110198526539
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0198526539