Palliative Care for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

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Abstract

Pediatric palliative care teams are interdisciplinary teams that focus on quality of life for pediatric patients with severe illness and their families. This chapter outlines a description of palliative care teams and how they can assist individuals with severe cerebral palsy and their families along the journey of illness.

Keywords

Cerebral palsy Palliative care Palliative medicine Advance care planning Supportive care PPC Pediatric palliative care Quality of life DNR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Palliative MedicineNemours/AI duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Palliative CareKentucky Children’s Hospital, University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Steven Bachrach
    • 1
  1. 1.Al duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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