Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives

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

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • An Overview of Pediatric Palliative Care

    Knapp, Caprice (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Pediatric Palliative Care in Malawi

    Chiputula, Fred (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • Paediatric Palliative Care in South Africa

    Marston, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Paediatric Palliative Care in Uganda

    Downing, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Pediatric Palliative Care in Zimbabwe

    Hunt, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 65-78

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eBook $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9229-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Caprice Knapp
  • Vanessa Madden
  • Susan Fowler-Kerry
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2570-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2570-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2569-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9229-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 458
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