Title

Paediatric palliative care

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Palliative care for children and adolescents is a relatively new specialty area. It has been developing in Australia since the late 1990s. Although the principles of adult palliative care can be applied to children and adolescents, the context of palliative care for them differs in significant ways. Compared with adults, there are fewer children and adolescents requiring palliative care. In developed countries such as Australia, the number of children and adolescents aged between 0-19 years likely to require palliative care services is estimated as 16 per 10,000 (Cochrane, Liyanage & Nantambi 2007).

Comments

Due to copyright restrictions the publisher's version/PDF of this book chapter is unavailable for download.

Palliative care nursing: A guide to practice may be accessed from the publisher here

Palliative care nursing: A guide to practice may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here

The Author:

Professor Leanne Monterosso