Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents: A Practical Handbookby Brian S. Carter (Editor), Marcia Levetown (Editor), Sarah E. Friebert (Editor)
There are few things requiring more expertise, delicacy, and compassion than caring for an infant, child, or young adult with a life-limiting condition. Written by leading researchers, clinicians from relevant disciplines, family members, and advocates, this practical guide provides professionals involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care with
There are few things requiring more expertise, delicacy, and compassion than caring for an infant, child, or young adult with a life-limiting condition. Written by leading researchers, clinicians from relevant disciplines, family members, and advocates, this practical guide provides professionals involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care with comprehensive information in a single volume.
Thoroughly updated and expanded, this edition includes chapters addressing the unique challenges facing children with HIV/AIDS and their families, care in home and ICU settings, difficult decision-making processes, and the importance of communication with the child and family, as well as completely new chapters on spiritual dimensions of care and educational and advocacy initiatives. Intended for primary care physicians, pediatric practitioners and specialists, home care and hospice personnel, pastoral counselors, and affected families, the book includes useful resource and reference material and practical, hands-on tips.
With contributions from an international group of expert educators, clinicians, and parents, this book takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to pediatric palliative care, presenting best practices, clear instruction, and the latest information and research for anyone involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care.
Description: This is an excellent guide to the concepts and practice of palliative care for pediatric patients. It brings together information from many different experts to present a good overview of the subject.
Purpose: This book is written to advance both the concept and practice of palliative care for pediatric patients. This is an area of pediatric practice that is rarely addressed in a formal way and certainly worthy of the editor's efforts. The book is easy to read and provides a very good review of the current practices.
Audience: As it is broad in its objectives, the book seems to be broad in its target audience. It reads well and should be of interest to anyone interested in palliative care for pediatric patients.
Features: The authors review different aspects of palliative care, including general issues with our culture and society, a broad range of concerns for the dying child and family, and ways of providing an appropriate environment for the many different patients in need of palliative care.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. There are few books available covering this area, making this a valuable addition to the field of pediatrics. All practitioners involved with end-of-life care for pediatric patients should find this book valuable.
Anyone involved with pediatric palliative care will benefit from reading this book. Highly recommended.
A great resource and learning tool... well-written, well organized, very practical, and user friendly as a reference for all disciplines involved with palliative care.
Sonia Imaizumi, M.D.
A case-based clinical handbook, [ Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents] combines a pragmatic approach to symptom management with a humanitarian approach emphasizing more abstract issues such as psychological support for both patient and caregiver.
This practical guide provides professionals involved in pediatric end-of-life care with comprehensive information for hands-on care in a single volume.
Presents helpful, and thoughtfully written information on how to best help and treat terminally ill children, teens, and their families... An excellent resource for any medical provider... Informative, comprehensive and readable.
- Johns Hopkins University Press
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- second edition
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- 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
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A comprehensive look at pediatric palliative care. It should be a reference textbook that serves as a 'bible' in this area. The book is organized in a way that allows readers from different disciplines to quickly find and peruse chapters relevant to their practice. A great addition to the field.
Gregory J. Kato, M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Meet the Author
Brian S. Carter, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Marcia Levetown, M.D., is Principal, HealthCare Communication Associates in Houston, past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a Soros Faculty Scholar Alumna of the Project on Death in America. Sarah E. Friebert, M.D., is Director of Palliative Care at Akron Children’s Hospital, associate professor of pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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