- Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Hospital Boston; Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;
- Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes Children’s National Medical Center; Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
- Barbara Sourkes, PhD, Kriewall-Haehl Director, Palliative Care Program, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
The Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care, by Drs. Joanne Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, and Barbara Sourkes, aims to inform interdisciplinary teams about palliative care of children with life-threatening illness. It addresses critical domains such as language and communication, symptoms and quality of life, and the spectrum of life-threatening illnesses in great depth. This comprehensive product takes a first-of-its-kind team approach to the unique needs of critically ill children. It shows how a collaborative, interdisciplinary care strategy benefits patients and their families. If you deal with the complex care of critically ill children, this reference provides a uniquely integrated perspective on complete and effective care.
- Respect interdisciplinary perspectives, and provide the most comprehensive care.
- Use an integrated approach to address the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of children and their families.
- Understand and heed your strengths and vulnerabilities in order to provide the best care for your patients.
- Recognize the necessity of linking hospital-based palliative care with community resources.
- Implement consistent terminology for use by the entire palliative care team.
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