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When Children Die: Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis: 

 “We are in need of medicine with a heart. . . . The endless physical, emotional, and financial burdens that a family carries when their child dies . . . makes you totally incapable of dealing with incompetence and insensitivity.”
 
The full text of this book is free online via the link below.  The writing is very personal and heartfelt and the book is broken into several important themes:  patterns in pediatric palliative care, communication, ethics and legal issues, financing pediatric palliative care and more.   This book has a strong voice for what family and patient centered medicine should be. 

Source: 

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Vol/Page/Date: 

2003

Resource Type: 

Book

Author/Source: 

Marilyn J. Field and Richard E. Behrman, Editors

Link URL: 

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10390

keywords: 

pediatric palliative care, financing, ethics, communication

Submitter: 

Peters