Track: Pediatric Palliative care

Pediatric Palliative care


For children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, palliative care is a central component of care in resource-limited environments. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. Severe medical issues, including genetic abnormalities, cancer, prematurity, developmental disorders, heart and lung conditions and others, are treated through pediatric palliative care. Symptoms of these conditions, such as pain, shortness of breath, exhaustion, constipation, nausea, lack of appetite and sleeping problems, anxiety and depression, are relieved. Palliative care goals for curing and healing and become instrumental for improving the quality of life.
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