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The current situation of palliative care. Review of a non-standardized situation

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Salvador Coloma Ca, Salvador Coloma Vb, Segura Huerta Ac, Andrés Moreno Md, Fernández Navarro JMe, Niño Gómez OMf, Reche Santos Eg

aServicio de Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe. Valencia. España.
bEscuela de Enfermería. Universidad Católica de Valencia. Valencia. España.
cServicio de Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe. Valencia. España.
dServicio de Oncología Pediátrica. Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe. Valencia. España.
eServicio de Oncología Pediátrica. Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe. Valencia. España.
fServicio de Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe. Valencia. España.
gServicio de Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe. Valencia. España.

Reference of this article.:

Salvador Coloma C, Salvador Coloma V, Segura Huerta A, Andrés Moreno M, Fernández Navarro JM, Niño Gómez OM y cols. Actualidad de los cuidados paliativos. Revisión de una situación poco estandarizada. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e215-e222.

Published in Internet: 10/09/2015

Abstract:

In the last 50 years medicine has evolved more than in the previous two centuries but there are currently many pathologies that modern medicine has not been able to cure. Until a mere few decades ago, children diagnosed with cancer died within a short time. However, this has gradually changed and, nowadays, over half of them become long-term survivors.

Palliative care as a medical specialization has markedly developed in recent years. Nevertheless, there is a specific part that is still far from being established, pediatric palliative care (PPC). Children have different needs to be attended. PPC should be reviewed with a special focus on the precise differences present in children and their specific problems.

Keywords: Adolescent. Child. Quality of life. Paediatrics. Palliative care.


 


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