Care of the Dying Child

Paperback | July 1, 1994

EditorAnn Goldman

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This unique book considers the specific medical, psycho-social, and practical issues involved in caring for children dying from chronic diseases. Ann Goldman, herself a consultant paediatrician in palliative care at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, recognizes the specialneeds of terminally ill children and their families. She confronts the problems and issues surrounding the care of these children in order to help paediatricians and other professionals provide the very best possible care for such patients. A range of contributors experienced in palliative care forchildren provide comprehensive coverage of the subject, including: consideration of the magnitude of the problem and the provision of services, pain control symptom management, family support and communication with children, spiritual issues, bereavement, stress. This practical, interdisciplinaryapproach to the specific needs of children with terminal diseases will be invaluable for every professional who wishes to enhance standards of care for dying children and their families.

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This unique book considers the specific medical, psycho-social, and practical issues involved in caring for children dying from chronic diseases. Ann Goldman, herself a consultant paediatrician in palliative care at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, recognizes the specialneeds of terminally ill children and their fa...

Ann Goldman is at Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:July 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192619837

ISBN - 13:9780192619839

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Table of Contents

Introduction - The magnitude of the problem1. Different illness and the problems they cause2. Symptom management3. Support for the family4. Communicating with children5. Provision of care6. Practical issues7. Spiritual and cultural aspects8. BereavementAppendicesA. Drugs ListB. Useful contactsC. Books for parents and childrenD. Allowances for children

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`This pithy book fills a void in the literature on the practical care of the child living with chronic, ultimately termal illness and his family... Not only are impressively detailed demographics of these families given, but the daunting diversity of the children's conditions and families'circumstances are explored in reference to their impact on the provision of care... This book will provide critical information to any healthcare worker who wants to help children who are not expected to survive to adulthood, and their families. It is comprehensive, practical and easy to read.'Progress in Palliative Care