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Biomedical Sciences | Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives

Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives

Knapp, Caprice, Madden, Vanessa, Fowler-Kerry, Susan (Eds.)

2012, XXVI, 458 p.

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  • Description of pediatric palliative care in 23 countries
  • Program development and implementation
  • Pediatric palliative care policies and legislation
  • Barriers and enablers of pediatric palliative care
  • Description of children who need pediatric palliative care
The first of its kind, this book describes pediatric palliative care in more than 23 countries. Each region in the world is covered and countries included are both resource poor and rich. Authors are multidisciplinary and regarded nationally and internationally in their field. Clinicians, advocates, policymakers, funders, and researchers will learn how programs were developed and implemented in each country. Authors describe children for whom pediatric palliative care is needed and provided for in their country. When applicable, a brief history of pediatric palliative care is included noting especially policy changes and legislative acts. For example, the chapter on Poland describes how pediatric palliative care grew from the Catholic church into a national movement spearheaded by several health care workers. The Pole national spirit that brought them through a change in political regime has also been a driving force in the pediatric palliative care movement. The chapter on South Africa, for example, illustrates how a resource poor country has been able to leverage philanthropic and government funding to make its dream of having an infrastructure of pediatric palliative care a reality. These are just a few examples of the inspiring stories that are included in this book. Readers from countries who wish to start a pediatric palliative care program, or advance an existing program, will learn valuable lessons from others who have faced similar barriers. Introduction and concluding chapters highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the modern pediatric palliative care movement.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Palliative care - children - end-of-life - hospice - international

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Complementary & Alternative Medicine - Medicine - Pediatrics - Public Health

Table of contents 

Aknowledgement.-1.Pediatric Palliative Care: Overview. I. Africa.-2. Pediatric Palliative Care in Malawi .- 3. Pediatric Palliative Care in South Africa.-4. Pediatric Palliative Care in Uganda.-5. Pediatric Palliative Care in Zimbabwe. II. Asia.-6. Pediatric Palliative Care in Armenia.-7. Pediatric Palliative Care in India.-8. Pediatric Palliative Care in Malaysia.-9. Pediatric Palliative Care in the Middle East.-10. Pediatric Palliative Care in Saudi Arabia.-11. Pediatric Palliative Care in Singapore.-12. Pediatric Palliative Care in Thailand.III. Europe.-13. Pediatric Palliative Care in Germany.-14. Pediatric Palliative Care in Ireland.-15. Pediatric Palliative Care in Poland.-16. Pediatric Palliative Care in the UK. IV. North America.-17 Pediatric Palliative Care in Canada.-18. Pediatric Palliative Care in Costa Rica.-19. Pediatric Palliative Care in Mexico.-20. Pediatric Palliative Care in the United States of America. V. Oceania.-21. Pediatric Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealand. VI. South America.-22. Pediatric Palliative Care in Argentina.-23. Pediatric Palliative Care in Brazil.-24. Pediatric Palliative Care in Chile. VII. Conclusion.-25. Pediatric Palliative Care: A New and Emerging Paradigm. Index

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