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Estimating the Global Need for Palliative Care for Children: A Cross-sectional Analysis

published in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, February 2017, Volume 53, Issue 2


There is growing awareness that there are major gaps in access to children’s palliative care (CPC)worldwide. For this article, we use the term children to refer to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Adults have a greater likelihood of receiving palliative care than children. Growing access to treatment services and extended periods of wellness have led to some changes in the nature of the palliative care services required. Children are more resilient and more likely to require CPC for longer periods than adults. Most global child health efforts are directed to reduction in mortality, and little attention has been paid to the need for CPC. Read the full article here

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