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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 52--60

Paediatric palliative care: Theory to practice


1 Palliative care services, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
2 Medical social worker department, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
3 Psychiatry unit tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Maryann Muckaden
Palliative care services, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.76244

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Paediatric palliative care is a holistic approach aimed at addressing the complex issues related to the care of children and families facing chronic life limiting illnesses. The needs of children are unique and often quite different from those of adults receiving palliative care. This review article outlines some of the salient features of paediatric palliative care which are relevant to all professionals caring for children with life limiting illnesses in their practice.






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