So What is Palliative Care ?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

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WHO Definition of Palliative Care for Children

Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family.It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.

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1. http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/

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