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Paediatric Palliative Care

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Introduction

Palliative care tries to optimise the patient's quality of life when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The approach is centred on the patient and the family when having a progressive or advanced disease with little or no prospect of cure.

To this end, usually, a multidisciplinary team of health professionals identify and treat symptoms which may be physical, emotional, spiritual or social.