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Bioengineering 2018, 5(4), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering5040085

Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies

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Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Ascension St. Vincent, 2001 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
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MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, 1515 Holcomb Blvd., Unit 87, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 15 August 2018 / Revised: 1 October 2018 / Accepted: 3 October 2018 / Published: 13 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Update in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology)
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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 pediatric palliative care. View Full-Text
Keywords: palliative care; child; brain; neoplasm; neuropathic pain; pain; symptoms; hospice palliative care; child; brain; neoplasm; neuropathic pain; pain; symptoms; hospice
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Baenziger, P.H.; Moody, K. Palliative Care for Children with Central Nervous System Malignancies. Bioengineering 2018, 5, 85.

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