Early Integration of Palliative Care for Children with High-Risk Cancer and Their Families
Despite increasing data to support pediatric palliative care (PPC) as an integral component of high-quality care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families, timely integration of PPC is offered inconsistently to children with high-risk cancer. In this review, we summarize the growing body of literature in support of early integration of PPC for children with high-risk cancer and their families, advocating that PPC principles and resources are imperative to holistic cancer-directed care and rooted in evidence-based medicine. Finally, we offer possible strategies for optimizing integration of PPC into holistic cancer care for children and families.
Pediatric blood & cancer
Kaye, Erica C.; Friebert, Sarah; and Baker, Justin N., "Early Integration of Palliative Care for Children with High-Risk Cancer and Their Families" (2016). Loewenberg College of Nursing Faculty Publications. 46.