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Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2018 / Approved: 16 August 2018 / Online: 16 August 2018 (15:14:46 CEST)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Baenziger, P.H.; Moody, K. Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies. Bioengineering 2018, 5, 85. Baenziger, P.H.; Moody, K. Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies. Bioengineering 2018, 5, 85.

Journal reference: Bioengineering 2018, 5, 85
DOI: 10.3390/bioengineering5040085

Abstract

Children with central nervous system (CNS) malignancies often suffer from high symptom burden and risk of death. Pediatric palliative care is a medical specialty, provided by an interdisciplinary team, which focuses on enhancing quality of life and minimizing suffering for children with life-threatening or life-limiting disease, and their families. Primary palliative care skills which include basic symptom management, facilitation of goals-of-care discussions, and transition to hospice can and should be developed by all providers of neuro-oncology care. This chapter will review the fundamentals of providing primary palliative care

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Keywords: palliative care, child, brain, neoplasm, neuropathic pain, pain, symptoms, hospice

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